Me, Myself, and I

My name is Tzemah Yoreh. One of my goals in life is to make Bible and Prayer meaningful and accessible to people with conventional and non conventional views and thus my websites www.biblecriticism.com, www.humanistprayer.com, and my press www.modernscriptures.com.

I was born in Canada to Jewish Studies professors who gave me a name most  English speakers cannot pronounce, so it was lucky that I spent most of my life in Israel.  In  Hebrew my name means the messiah (or plant) shall teach, and thus no one was surprised when I went on to study Bible at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. It was there that I finished my PhD when I was but a babe. I now live in North America with my partner (as you can tell I am politically correct). I've been employed as a translator, karate instructor, synagogue coordinator, and professor. I was an academic for part of my life, so I wrote books with flamboyant titles that absurdly few people have read such as The First Book of God with Walter de Gruyter,or Vixens Disturbing Vineyards with Academic Studies Press. Now  I've segued into writing books more popular books such as Jacob's Journey, which I hope will have a much larger audience. I also try to write self derisive satire and Hebrew poetry.

If you are interested in reading more about my projects, here are some links:

http://thetorah.com/a-humanist-bible-scholar/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/when-abraham-murdered-isaac/
http://www.amazon.com/Tzemah-Yoreh/e/B003IIK3CG
http://falsedichotomies.com/2009/03/08/the-sources-of-biblical-narrative-tzemah-yoreh/
http://www.shmadigital.com/shma/april_2014?pg=3#pg3

If you are interested in booking me as a speaker, please follow this link:

https://www.jewishspeakersbureau.com/speakers/tzemah-yoreh