Gila Fine teaches Aggada at Pardes, exploring the Talmud's stories through philosophy, literary criticism, psychoanalysis and pop-culture. She is editor in chief of Maggid Books.
Gila Fine is editor in chief of Maggid Books (Koren). She also teaches Aggada at Pardes, exploring the stories of the Talmud through philosophy, literary criticism, psychoanalysis and pop-culture. Gila has previously taught at Hebrew University, TAU and LSJS. Haaretz has called her “a young woman who is on her way to becoming one of the more outstanding Jewish thinkers of the next generation.”
A young woman who is on her way to becoming one of the more outstanding Jewish thinkers of the next generation... Fine, who makes it look chic to be frum, is the Editor in Chief of Maggid Books and can give over a shiur – as they say in these parts, referring to a talk interpreting religious texts – which sends heads scrambling to keep up... One to watch in the years to come.— Ilene Prusher, Journalist, Haaretz, .
Gila Fine is in my view one of the great Talmud teachers of our generation. She is charismatic and engaging, with the rare ability to make the ancient text come alive for a contemporary audience... Rigorous and sensitive, Gila uncovers in the text certain fundamental existential themes...which in the 1500 years of male commentary have been traditionally, and tragically, overlooked.— Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, Personal Endorsement, .
Gila Fine is part of a growing stream of Orthodox women who are not only studying, but embracing and teaching the Talmud, often challenging centuries of male interpretation and hegemony.— BBC, ., ., .
Dynamic, thought-provoking and moving.— The Jewish Chronicle, ., ., .