Moisés Orfali, Phd. of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1982), and former Chair of the Departments of Jewish History and General History at Bar Ilan University, has been elected Dean of the Faculty of Jewish Studies at the same University (2005-2009) where he holds the Rabbi Moshe Chaim Lau Chair for the Study of Leadership in Times of Crisis. He is the author of some books and articles on historical and cultural aspects of Jews and Conversos in the Iberian Peninsula and the Sephardi Diaspora. From December 2005, he has been nominated corresponding Academic Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of History in Madrid and actually is the Head of the Academic Division at Zefat Academic College.
For years have being devoted to the Judeo Christian dialogue both teaching courses at the University as well as participating in various activities and conferences in the Centers of Judeo-Christian Studies in Jerusalem, Madrid, São Paulo and Paris. Among the publications related to subject stand out his recent books: Talmud y Cristianismo: Historia y causas de un conflicto, Barcelona: Editorial Riopiedras 1998, and Tratado que fez mestre Jerónimo, médico do papa Bento XIII contra os judeus, Lisboa: Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, 2013. Also deserve attention his articles in Sefarad XXXIX (1979), pp. 111-120; Annuario di Studi Ebraici X (1980-1984), pp. 157-158; Immanuel XIX (1984-85), pp. 60-73; Zion LI (1986), pp. 411-433 (Hebrew); II Simposio Bíblico Español, Valencia-Córdoba (1987), pp. 671-681; Helmantica XLIII (1992), pp. 203-220; Hispania LIV/187 (1994), pp. 679-732; Anuario de Historia de la Iglesia IV (1995), pp. 183-198; Revue de l’histoire des religions”, 229/1 (2012), pp. 31-52, and others more.