Tamar Kadari is the Dean of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies and a lecturer for Midrash and Aggadah. She received her PhD in Midrashic literature from Hebrew University and was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at Penn University. In 2009 Dr. Kadari received a grant from the Israeli Science Foundation (ISF) to head a research group preparing a critical edition of Song of Songs Rabbah. Her research interests include biblical women in the eye’s of the rabbis, esthetics and beauty in rabbinic literature and literary readings of midrash. Dr. Kadari is a sculptor whose work has been exhibited in galleries in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.