Dr. Vered Tohar

Dr.

Publications

Books:

Tohar Vered. Abraham in the Furnace: A Rebel in a Pagan World. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2010. 199 pages [Hebrew].

Asaf Merav, Heller Erga, Tohar Vered and Kainan Anat. Tell Me About It: Aspects of Narrative Analaysis. Beer-Sheva: Ben-Gurion University Press, 2010. 212 pages [Hebrew].

Religious Stories in Transformation, Houtman Albertina, Kadari Tamar, Poortius Marcel and Tohar Vered (eds.), Leiden: Brill 2016.

Tohar Vered, The Book of Tales, Sermons and Legends (Ferrara 1554): An Anthology of Hebrew Stories from the Print Era, An Annotated Edition. Tel-Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad 2016. [Hebrew].

 

Articles, chapters, entries:

Vered Tohar et al., "Personal Narratives as a Way to Understand the worlds of College Lecturers", FQS Forum: Qualitative Social Research, vol.7  no.3 art. 12 (2006).

Vered Tohar, "The poetics of Nurit Zarhi's work for children", Hemda'at 5 (2006/7), 103-126. [Hebrew]

Vered Tohar and Ester Azulai, "A poem cycle by Lea Goldberg", Sha'anan 5 (2007), 111-136. [Hebrew]

 Vered Tohar et al., "An Alternative Approach for Personal Narrative Interpretation: The semiotics of Roland Barthes". IJQM International Journal of  Qualitative Methods, vol. 6 no. 3 (2007), 57-70.

Merav Asaf, Rakefet Shachar, Vered Tohar and Anat Kainan, "From super teacher to super teacher: The career development of teacher educators",  FQS Forum: Qualitative Social Research, vol. 9 no. 3 art 19 (2008).

Vered Tohar, "intertextuality as a hermeneutic key"' Hemda'at 6 (2009), 123-128. [Hebrew]

Tohar Vered. "Abraham in the Furnace of Fire", In: Elshtein Yoav, Lipsker Avidov and  Kushelevsky Rella (eds.),  Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story: Sippur Okev Sippur, vol. 2, Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2009, pp. 9-34.    [Hebrew].

Kushelevsky Rella and Tohar Vered, "The Thief Who Has Given Himself Away", In: Elshtein Yoav, Lipsker Avidov and  Kushelevsky Rella (eds.),  Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story: Sippur Okev Sippur, vol. 2, Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2009, pp. 113-128. [Hebrew].

Kushelevsky Rella and Tohar Vered, "The Pious Man and the Tax Collector's Son", In: Elshtein Yoav, Lipsker Avidov and  Kushelevsky Rella (eds.),  Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story: Sippur Okev Sippur, vol. 2, Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2009, pp. 233-250. [Hebrew].

Vered Tohar, "Johanan and the Scorpion: A Jewish Medieval Romance", Fabula: Journal of Folktale Studies, vol. 50 No. 1/2 (2009), 54-66.

Vered Tohar, "Soul of Saul: The life, narrative and proverbs of a Transylvanian-Israeli grandfather [Ilana Rosen], Journal of Indian Folkloristics 12 no. 1/2 (2010), 109-112.

Vered Tohar, "Gender relationship via five poems of Rachel Blobstein", Mozna'im 84 (2011), 48-51. [Hebrew]

Erga Heller and Vered Tohar, "Dan and Tamar are going to school: Pupils' and teachers' names in Hebrew childrens' literature, Moreshet Israel 8 (2011), 120-138. [Hebrew]

Vered Tohar, The Self Image of Lea Goldberg via Her Diaries", Sifrut Yeladim Veno'ar 135 (2013), 15-24. [Hebrew]

Tohar Vered, "Honni the Circle Maker". In: Elshtein Yoav and Lipsker Avidov (eds.),  Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story: Sippur Okev Sippur, vol. 3. Bar-Ilan University Press: Ramat-Gan 2013, 29-64. [Hebrew].

Tohar Vered, "Rabbi Meir and his friend's wife", In: Elstein Yoav and Lipsker Avidov (eds.),  Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story: Sippur Okev Sippur, vol. 3. Bar-Ilan University Press: Ramat-Gan 2013, 155-180.[Hebrew].

Vered Tohar, "Abraham and Sarah in Egypt (Genesis 12:10-20): Sexual Transgressions as Apologetic Interpretations in Post-biblical Jewish Sources", Women in Judaism: A multidisciplinary journal vol. 10, no. 1 (Spring 2013).

Vered Tohar, "Folkloric Reception of the Bible: Judaism: Medieval Ashkenazic", in: EBR: Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception, Walter de Gruiter, Berlin and Boston, vol. 9, 2014.

Vered Tohar, "The story 'Keter Ha'Narkis' by Levin Kipnis: versions and interpretation", Hemda'at 8 (2014), pp. 76-94. [Hebrew].

Vered Tohar, "Shlomo Zalman Ariel: Writer, Editor, Adapter and Translator for children: preliminary remarks", Sifrut Yeladim Vanoar: Journal of Children's and Youth Literture 137 (2014), pp. 32-62. [Hebrew].

Zissi Stavi and Vered Tohar, "Edelheit, Amos", in: Zissi Stavi and Yigal Schwartz (eds.), The Heksherim Lexicon of Israeli Authors, Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Dvir Publishing House and Heksherim Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture, Or Yehuda and Beer-Sheva 2014, p. 31. [Hebrew].

Yehuda Lahav and Vered Tohar, "Bondy, Ruth", in: Zissi Stavi and Yigal Schwartz (eds.), The Heksherim Lexicon of Israeli Authors, Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Dvir Publishing House and Heksherim Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture, Or Yehuda and Beer-Sheva 2014, p. 136. [Hebrew].

Vered Tohar, "Ben Ari, Gon", in: Zissi Stavi and Yigal Schwartz (eds.), The Heksherim Lexicon of Israeli Authors, Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Dvir Publishing House and Heksherim Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture, Or Yehuda and Beer-Sheva 2014, p. 159-160. [Hebrew].

Elisha Porat and Vered Tohar, "Glaser, Mordechai", in: Zissi Stavi and Yigal Schwartz (eds.), The Heksherim Lexicon of Israeli Authors, Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Dvir Publishing House and Heksherim Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture, Or Yehuda and Beer-Sheva 2014, p. 273. [Hebrew].

 Zissi Stavi and Vered Tohar, "Glasner, Arik", in: Zissi Stavi and Yigal Schwartz (eds.), The Heksherim Lexicon of Israeli Authors, Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Dvir Publishing House and Heksherim Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture, Or Yehuda and Beer-Sheva 2014, p. 276-277. [Hebrew].

Vered Tohar, "Huss, Abraham", in: Zissi Stavi and Yigal Schwartz (eds.), The Heksherim Lexicon of Israeli Authors, Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Dvir Publishing House and Heksherim Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture, Or Yehuda and Beer-Sheva 2014, p. 330-331. [Hebrew].

Riva Rubin and Vered Tohar, "Levin, Gabriel", in: Zissi Stavi and Yigal Schwartz (eds.), The Heksherim Lexicon of Israeli Authors, Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Dvir Publishing House and Heksherim Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture, Or Yehuda and Beer-Sheva 2014, p. 536-537. [Hebrew].

Elisha Porat and Vered Tohar, "Sverdlink, Enrique", in: Zissi Stavi and Yigal Schwartz (eds.), The Heksherim Lexicon of Israeli Authors, Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Dvir Publishing House and Heksherim Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture, Or Yehuda and Beer-Sheva 2014, p. 642. [Hebrew].

Vered Tohar, "Stavi, Zissi", in: Zissi Stavi and Yigal Schwartz (eds.), The Heksherim Lexicon of Israeli Authors, Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Dvir Publishing House and Heksherim Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture, Or Yehuda and Beer-Sheva 2014, p. 675-676. [Hebrew].

Vered Tohar, "Kron, Tamar", in: Zissi Stavi and Yigal Schwartz (eds.), The Heksherim Lexicon of Israeli Authors, Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Dvir Publishing House and Heksherim Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture, Or Yehuda and Beer-Sheva 2014, p. 817. [Hebrew].

Vered Tohar, "Ratzabi, Shalom", in: Zissi Stavi and Yigal Schwartz (eds.), The Heksherim Lexicon of Israeli Authors, Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Dvir Publishing House and Heksherim Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture, Or Yehuda and Beer-Sheva 2014, p. 876. [Hebrew].

Vered Tohar, "Shwarzman, Ori", in: Zissi Stavi and Yigal Schwartz (eds.), The Heksherim Lexicon of Israeli Authors, Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Dvir Publishing House and Heksherim Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture, Or Yehuda and Beer-Sheva 2014, p. 910. [Hebrew].

Vered Tohar, "whose text is this? Constructing a national ethos via a folk narrative", Hed 103 (2015), pp. 120-129. [Hebrew].

Vered Tohar, "The Exegesis of Bahya Ben Asher for Gen. 15:7", EJJS European Journal for Jewish Studies 9, 2 (2015), 134-153.

Tohar Vered. "The Hebrew moral book 'Zemach Zadick': Between two worlds", in: Religious Stories in Transformation: Conflict, Revision and Reception, Houtman Alberdina, Kadari Tamar, Poorthius Marcel and Tohar Vered (eds.). Leiden: Brill 2016, pp. 353-375.

Vered Tohar, "Who invented the story 'The Golden Flower': The history of its Reception as a Hebrew Children's story", Sifrut Yeladim Ve'No'ar: Journal of Children and Youth Literature 140 (2016), 44-55. [Hebrew].  

Vered Tohar, "Jewish (Ashkenazi Influences)", in: The Bible in Folklore Worldwide, 2 vols., ed. Eric Ziolkowski, vol. 1: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Jewish, European Christian, and Islamic Folklores (Handbooks of the Bible and Its Reception), Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017, pp. 87-110.

Vered Tohar, "The loyal brothers: A folk legend in transition, Fabula: Journal of Folktale Studies 58 3/4 (2017), pp. 256-270.

Vered Tohar, "Hebrew Literacy: 1488-1790", Lexikaye 8 (2017), pp. 3-4.

Vered Tohar, " Distribution of Narrative Traditions in Europe and the Middle East: The Products of the Usque Printing House", in: Aliento no. 9, Édité par Marie-Sol Ortola, Presses universitaires de Nancy - Editions Universitaires de Lorraine, 2017 , pp. 175-194.

Vered Tohar, "Women protagonists in the Hebrew morality compilation Tzemach Tzadiq by Leon Modena", Scripta Judaica Cracoviensia 15 (2017), pp. 47-71.

Vered Tohar, "Does print matter? The 16th century printed editions of the Hebrew essay 'Midrash on Ten Commandments'", in: Aliento no. 10, Édité par Marie-Sol Ortola, Presses universitaires de Nancy - Editions Universitaires de Lorraine, 2018, pp. 413-426.

Vered Tohar, "Sefer HaYashar by Aaron Liboshizki: A Premodern Hebrew Essay Makes Aliya to Eretz Israel", Iyunim: Multidisciplinary Studies in Israeli and Modern Jewish Society 29 (2018), pp. 210-231.

Vered Tohar, "'Rabbi Hannina and the Frog': An Ancient Ashkenazi Story Adapted for Children by Asher Barash", Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Folklore 31 (2018), pp. 19-40.

Tohar Vered. "The Place of the Holy Temple", in: Lipsker Avidov (ed),  Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story: Sippur Okev Sippur, vol. 4, Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, pp. 59-80. [Hebrew].

Tohar Vered, "The Book 'Zemach Zaddik': Content, Structure, Reception", in: Lipsker Avidov (ed),  Studies in Jewish Narrative: Ma'aseh Sippur, vol. 4, Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press 2018, pp. 121-144. [Hebrew].


 

Courses

 

2017-2018 Academic courses:

Hebrew Story Anthologies in the 20th Century for children and adults (undergraduate seminar)

Biblical and Rabbinic Traces in Hebrew Contemporary Poetry (2nd and 3rd year, undergraduate course)

The traditional and modern Fairy Tale: Theory and Criticism (2nd and 3rd year, undergraduate course)

 

 

 

Research

My research focuses on Jewish traditional narratives from a diachronic and comparative perspective. I am interested in the development, transmission, distribution and reception of the Jewish story and its cross-cultural references.

 

Research Interests:

Diachronic aspects of Hebrew literature.

Reception aspects of Hebrew literature.

The study of the Jewish story and its international affinities.

Jewish and international folk story.

Israeli children's literature: poetic and historic aspects.

Personal narrative analysis.

 

Supervision  - completed

Idit Bartov, "The image of Miriam the Prophetess in modern Hebrew literature: a leader, a poet, a rebel", M.A. thesis, Bar-Ilan University, 2015.  

Chedva Henig, "The night fell asleep in my room: a compilation of Leah Goldberg's lullabies – themes, poetics and meaning", M.A. thesis, Bar-Ilan University, 2016

Tali Schwalb, "From Genre to Anti-Genre: Dialectics as a Driving Force in Israeli Lullabies", M.A. thesis, Bar-Ilan University, 2016.

Reichart Chagit, "A diachronic view of the story of Hagar’s banishment : the shifting characterization of Hagar in Jewish versions of the story as a basis for interpretation", M.A. thesis, Bar-Ilan University, 2017.

About me

I joined the Department of the Jewish Literature of Bar-Ilan University on 2007. I was appointed as a lecturer on 2012.

Books

Books: