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Emily Filler
Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies; Chair, Jewish Studies Program; Jewish Life Coordinator

Emily Filler teaches and researches on the relationship between Judaism, philosophy, and classical Jewish textual interpretation. She is co-editor of the Journal of Jewish Ethics.

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215 Landrum Bolling Center


  • Jewish Studies
  • Religion
  • Religious Life


  • Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
  • B.A., George Washington University

Selected Courses:

Modern Jewish Philosophy
Women, Gender and Sexuality in the Jewish Tradition
Beyond Tolerance? Discourses in Religion, Diversity and Toleration
Eat, Drink, Pray: Religion and Food
The Bible in Politics, History and Theology

Jewish philosophy and ethics

Modern western philosophy

Biblical and Rabbinic interpretation

Judaism, politics and postcolonialism

Interpretation theory

American Academy of Religion

Society of Jewish Ethics

Association of Jewish Studies

Society for Contemporary Jewish Philosophy at SPEP

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
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