Cecilia Haendler, born in 1988 in Florence, Italy, is doing a PhD on gendered metaphorical language in
Tannaitic literature at the Freie Universität Berlin, supported by a full scholarship from a German foundation. For
the series A Feminist Commentary on the Babylonian Talmud she is writing about Mishnah Hallah, Orlah and
Bikkurim. She has worked as a research associate in the project A Digital Synopsis of the Mishnah and Tosefta.