Yedidah Koren

Assistant Professor
Office Phone
235 - 1879 Hall

Yedidah Koren joined the Princeton Department of Religion as Assistant Professor in the fall of 2023. She specializes in Ancient Jewish and Rabbinic literature and is interested in identity, the body and sexuality, scrutiny and surveillance, and the crystallization of halakha (the body of Jewish norms).

She is currently working on a book about lineage, pedigree, and marital restrictions and the ways in which these concepts serve as a platform for inner-Jewish separation in Rabbinic and Ancient Jewish literature. She has published articles on ancient Jewish perceptions of the foreskin, the policing of lineage in rabbinic literature, and on sin impurity and the status of the mamzer (bastard). 

Copies of her papers can be found here: