Barry Wimpfheimer Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and the Pritzker School of Law

Professor Wimpfheimer is on leave for the 2016-2017 academic year. 

Professor Wimpfheimer joined the Northwestern faculty in 2006, following a year as Mal and Lea Bank Early Career Professor of Jewish Studies at Penn State University and a semester as Harry Starr Fellow at the Harvard University Center for Judaic Studies.  Prior to completing his doctorate with a dissertation entitled “Legal Narratives in the Babylonian Talmud,” he received his rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary at Yeshiva University in 2000.

Jewish Studies Courses

  • Religious Studies 101-6: Introduction to Kabbalah
  • Religious Studies 220: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
  • Religious Studies 230: Introduction to Judaism
  • Religious Studies 339: The Sabbath in Rabbinic Literature
  • Religious Studies 339/Humanities 302: Law as Literature - Jewish Law
  • Religion 339: Gender and Judaism
  • Religion 339: The Talmud: An Introduction
  • Religion 474: Studies in Judaism--Religion and Narrative