Dr. Arad Dotan

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Senior lecturer (tenured), Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, Bar-Ilan University, 2018 – present

Lecturer (tenure-track), Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, Bar-Ilan University, 2014– 2018

Teaching Fellows, Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, Bar-Ilan University, 2013

Teaching Fellows, Department of Jewish History, Hebrew University, 2005-2006

Teaching Fellows, Rothberg School for Overseas Students, Hebrew University 2004-2006

 

Education

Ph.D.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jewish History and honors program of the School of History, 2013

M.Phil.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jewish History, 2006

B.A.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jewish History, 2003

 

 

Publications

Dr. Dotan Arad's list of publications

  1. Books as author:
  1. S. Glick, D. Arad and Z. Stampfer et al., Seride Teshuvot, A Descriptive Catalogue of Responsa Fragments from the Jacques Mosseri Collection, Cambridge University Library, Leiden: Brill, 2012, 409 pages.
  2.  S. Glick, D. Arad and Y. Schwartz, Seride Teshuvot of the Ottoman Empire Sages, from the Cairo Genizah Collection of the Cambridge University Library, Vol. I-III, Jerusalem: The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 2013-2014, Vol. I 505 pages, Vol. II 458 pages, Vol. III, 324 pages [Hebrew].
  3. D. Arad and E. M. Wagner, Wisdom and Greatness in One Place: The Alexandrian Trader Moses Ben Judah and his Circle, Cambridge 2022 [Forthcoming, 400 pages].

 

  1. Articles and Chapters in Books:
  1. D. Arad, “The Jews in the Local Economy”, Y. Ben-Naeh (ed.), Jewish Communities in the East in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Turkey, Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institute, 2009, pp. 41-56 [Hebrew].
  2. D. Arad, “Demography”, Y. Ben-Naeh (ed.), Jewish Communities in the East in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Turkey, Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institute, 2009, pp. 27-40 [Hebrew].  
  3. D. Arad, “Documents in Arabic and Judeo-Arabic Relative to the History of the Jewish Community in Jerusalem”, Y. Friedman and J. Drory (eds.), The History of Jerusalem: The Mamluk Period (1260-1517), Jerusalem: Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, 2013, pp. 451-471 [Hebrew].
  4. D. Arad, “Cairo's Maghribians and Musta'ribs: From Close Cooperation to Conflict and Estrangement”, Y. Ben-Naeh, M. Idel, J. Cohen and Y. Kaplan (eds.), Asupa le-Yosef: Studies in Jewish History Presented to Joseph Hacker, Jerusalem: Zalman Shazar Center, 2014, pp. 443-486 [Hebrew].
  5. D. Arad, “A Clearly Distinguished Community: The Musta'ribs in Damascus in the Sixteenth Century”, Y. Harel (ed.), The Jews of Syria: History, Identity and Legacy, Ramat-Gan: Dahan Center, Bar-Ilan University, 2015, pp. 95-130 [Hebrew].
  6. D. Arad, “Being a Jew under the Mamluks: Some Coping Strategies”, in: S. Conermann (ed.), Muslim-Jewish Relations in Middle Islamic Period: Jews in the Ayyubid and Mamluk Sultanates, Bonn: Bonn University Press, 2017, pp. 21-39.
  7. D. Arad, “When the Home becomes a Shrine: Public Prayers in Private Houses among the Ottoman Jews”, in: A. Meneghin and M. Faini (eds.), Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World, Leiden: Brill, 2018, pp. 55-68.
  8. D. Arad, ‘“In the Wilderness of their Enemies” – Jewish Attiudes toward the Muslim Space in Light of a Fifteenth-Century Genizah Letter”, in: A. Salvesen, S. Pearce and M. Frenkel (eds.), Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as Concept and Reality for Jews in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period, Leiden and Boston 2020, pp. 640-647.
  9. D. Arad, “Appointment Deed of a Cantor in the Karaite Community of Cairo (1575)”, in: E. M. Wagner (ed.), A Handbook and Reader of Ottoman Arabic, Cambridge 2021, pp. 155-160.
  10. D. Arad and E. M. Wagner, “Bodl. MS. Heb. C.72/18: A Letter by Isaac Bayt ‘Attan to Moses b. Judah (1480s)”, In: E. M. Wagner (ed.), A Handbook and Reader of Ottoman Arabic, Cambridge 2021, pp. 143-148.
  11. D. Arad, “The Karaite community of Jerusalem in the Ottoman Period”, in: Y. Ben-Naeh and A. Cohen (eds.), The History of Jerusalem: The Ottoman Period (1517-1800), Jerusalem: Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi [Hebrew, forthcoming].
  12. D. Arad “Glimpse at Communal Life: Remains from the 15th Century Notebook of the Cairene Karaite Community”, M. Frenkel and P. Lieberman (eds.), Jubillee Volume in Honor of Prof. Haggai Ben-Shammai [Hebrew, forthcoming].
  13. D. Arad, “The Oppressive Shepherd and the Savior Poet: A Tribute for the History of the Karaites of Alexandria in the Mamluk Period”, N. Ilan, H. Ben-Shammai and M. Frenkel (eds.), Jubillee Volume in Honor of Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson [Hebrew, forthcoming].
  14. D. Arad. “Samuel, Elijah and Ezra: The Cult of Biblical Saints among the Jews in the Mamluk and Early Ottoman Periods”, T. Ohtoshi (ed.), The Sacred in Mamluk Society, Tokyo [forthcoming].

 

  1. Articles in Periodicals (refereed articles):
  1. D. Arad, “R. Yoseph Ibn Sayah: A Profile of a Sixteenth-Century Musta'rib Sage”, Shalem 7 (2008), pp. 134-248 [Hebrew].
  2. D. Arad, “Judeo-Arabic and Hebrew among Jews of Syria, Palestine and Egypt”, Pe'amim 121 (2009), pp. 101-129 [Hebrew].
  3. D. Arad, “The Community as an Economic Body: The Property of the Cairo Musta'rib Community in Light of Genizah Documents”, Ginzei Qedem 7 (2011), pp. 25-69 [Hebrew].
  4. D. Arad and S. Glick, “Pre-Exilic Halakhic Text in Judeo-Spanish from the Cairo Geniza by R. Jacob Canpanton”, Sefarad 73:2 (2013), pp. 409-421

[Hebrew Version: Quntres: An Online Journal for the History, Culture and Art of the Jewish Book.

  1. D. Arad, “A Pleasant Voice and an Expert on Every Matter: on Karaite and Rabbanite Cantors in 16th Century Egypt”, Ginzei Qedem 12 (2016), pp. 9-31 [Hebrew].
  2. D. Arad, “Destruction and Memory: The Destruction of the Synagogue in Damascus and its Shaping in the Collective Memory”, Zion 81 (2016), pp. 67-94 [Hebrew].
  3. “Welfare and Charity in a Sixteenth-Century Jewish Community in Egypt: A Study of Genizah Documents”, Al-Masāq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean 29 (2017), pp. 258-272.
  4. D. Arad, “Let's learn Turkish Words: A Turkish-Arabic Glossary from the Cairo Genizah”, Turcica 48 (2017), pp. 451-473.
  5. D. Arad, “Virginity, Conspiracies and Hidden Faces: A Martial Quarrel in Damascus that led to a Rabbinic Dispute”, Sefunot 25 (2017), pp. 57-124 [Hebrew].
  6. D. Arad, “Jerusalem in Karaite Mind in the Early Modern Period: Connections, Linkages and Symbolic Value”, Moreshet Israel, 16 (2018), pp. 33*-51*.
  7. D. Arad, “Jews in 15th Century Alexandria in the Light of New Documents”, Pe’amim 156 (2018), pp. 67-84 [Hebrew].
  8. D. Arad, “A Minority within a Minority: Karaites of the Ottoman Empire in the Shadow of Rabbanite Jews”, Historia, 46-47 (2021), pp. 63-102 [Hebrew].
  9. D. Arad, “ʽErvat davar: Divorce among the Karaites in Ottoman Egypt”, Michael [forthcoming].
  10. D. Arad, “Endowments as a Tool for the Shaping of Community Identity in the Jewish Society of the Eastern Mediterranean”, Endowments Studies [forthcoming].
  11. D. Arad, “The Letters of the Nagid – A Collection of Hebrew Letters from the 14th Century”, Zion [Hebrew, in Review].
  12. D. Arad, “From the Synagogue to the Sharīʿa Court and back: What Led to the Conflict within the Jewish community in Cairo in 1466?”, Medieval Encounters [in Review].

 

Non Refereed Publications

  1. D. Arad, Islamic Biblical Criticism and its Reflection in Rav Sa'adia's Translation of the Pentateuch”, Hayo Haya, 5 (2006), pp. 7-32 [Hebrew].
  2. D. Arad, Syria's Links with the Jews of Cairo in the 15th and 16th Centuries”, Fragment of the Month, Cambridge University Library, Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit's website, August 2009.
  3. D. Arad and E. M. Wagner, “The Preacher Who Speaks like a Parrot: Two Versions of a Letter by R. Joshua ha-Nagid”, Fragment of the Month, Cambridge University Library, Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit's website, January 2013.
  4. D. Arad and E.M. Wagner, “Moses ben Judah – a 15th Century Bibliophile and Gourmand”, Fragment of the Month, Cambridge University Library, Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit's website, June 2016.

 

  1. Book Reviews in Refereed Journals:
  1. Review on: Elisha Russ-Fishbane, Judaism, Sufism, and the Pietists of Medieval Egypt, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. pp. 288, in The Medieval Review (online), December 2016.
  2. Review on: Yaron Tsur, Notables and other Jews in the Ottoman Middle East 1759-1830, Jerusalem: Mossad Bialik, 2016 [Hebrew], in Zion 83 (2018), pp. 398-402.  

 

Research Fellowships, Grants and Awards

Rector Prize for Scientific Innovation for 2022

“Am ve-Olam” prize of the Shlomo and Bella Bartal Fund for outstanding academic article, The Israeli Historical Society, 2019

  1. ember of the Israel Academy Young Researchers Forum of Sciences and Humanities, 2018-2019

Grants for my research “The Karaites in Egypt, Palestine and Syria in the Ottoman Period”, Ben-Zvi Institute, 2017-2018

Ben-Zvi award, Ben-Zvi Institute, 2013

Lubin Award, The Faculty of Humanities, the Hebrew University 2007, 2013

Warburg Award, The Faculty of Humanities, the Hebrew University, 2012

Rachel Yana'it Ben-Zvi Award, 2011

Grants of Misgav Yerushalayim, The Center for Research and Study of Sephardi and Oriental Jewish Heritage, 2007, 2008, 2011

The President scholarship, The Faculty of Humanities, the Hebrew University, 2008-2012

Ben-Zvi award for an outstanding MA thesis, Ben-Zvi Institute, 2008

S. D. Goitein award, The Institute of Asian and African Studies, The Hebrew University, 2007

Dinur Travel grant, The Dinur Center for Research in Jewish History, 2007

  Service to the Academic Profession

Reviewer for Journals

European Journal of Jewish Studies; Al-Msaāq, Zion; Sefunot; Ginzei Qedem, Sidra, Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Folklore, Jewish Law Annual

 

Reviewer for Academic grants

The Israel Science Foundation (ISF)

 

Reviewer for Research Foundations

Ben-Zvi Institute; Open University of Israel press, Shocken Institute; Dahan Center, Bar-Ilan University

Organization of Academic Conferences

Ninth conference of doctoral students at the Mandel Institute for Jewish Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, March 2011

Tenth conference of doctoral students at the Mandel Institute for Jewish Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, March 2012

Summarizing conference of a yearly workshop for doctoral students (2013-2014), The Schocken Institute for Jewish Research, June 2014

Summarizing conference of a yearly workshop for doctoral students, The Schocken Institute for Jewish Research, June 2019

Third Annual conference of Eliashar Center, “The Sephardi Jews in the Land of Israel in the 17th Century”, Yad Ben-Zvi, September 2019

A conference in honor of the 80th birthday of Prof. Joseph Hacker, Yad Ben-Zvi, March 2020

A Conference in honor of the 90th birthday of Dr. Pnina Morag-Talmon, Yad Ben-Zvi, June 2020

Fourth Annual conference of Eliashar Center, “The Sephardi Jews in the Land of Israel in the 18th Century”, Yad Ben-Zvi, September 2020

Fifth annual conference of Eliashar Center, “The Sephardi Jews in the Land of Israel in the 19th Century”, Yad Ben-Zvi, November 2021

“Or BeMoshvotam”, The Sages of Egypt: Their Works and Activity from the 17th to the Mid-19th Centuries”, Schocken Instistute for Jewish Research, June 2022

“Family and Gender among the Sephardi Jews”, Eliashar Center, Yad Ben-Zvi, June 2022.

 

 

Foundation of Researchers Forum

Founder and Coordinator, “The Sephardi Jews in the Land of Israel in the Ottoman and British Mandate Periods” Researchers Forum, Eliashar Center. I organize its activities and invite every month a selected lecturer for sharing his/her current research in front of the forum, 2019-prsent. 

Coordinating and facilitating of doctoral students workshop

“The Responsa Literature, Halakha, Custom and History”, a yearly workshop for doctoral students at the Schocken Institute for Jewish Research. I built the program and guided the discussions of the workshop, 2013-2014.

“Jews in Dialogue: Halakha, Thought and History”, a yearly workshop for doctoral students at the Schocken Institute for Jewish Research. I built the program and guided the discussions of the workshop, 2018-2019. 

 

 

Public Scientific Service for the Public

Academic advisor for a television series produced by the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation on the history of Mizrahi Jews from the rise of Islam to present today, 2018.

Writer of Hundreds of columns on the daily Bible chapter from a linguistic and historic perspective for the 929 project, which were then recorded and broadcast on various radio stations, 2016-2017.

Member of the History sub-committee of the Biton Committee for the Enhancement of Sephardic and Mizrahi Heritage (the committee examined school books used in the education system, advised the Minister of Education, and published a public report on ways to promote the study of Mizrahi Jewry in institutions for higher education, and improve the representation of Mizrahi Jewry in the education system's school books), 2016.

On the committee: https://www.timesofisrael.com/more-mizrahim-in-israeli-education-committee-advises/

Link to the official report:

https://edu.gov.il/owlHeb/Tichon/RefurmotHinoch/Documents/bitonreport.pdf

Academic advisor for a Channel 1 television series on the history of the land of Israel, called “and the earth was without form, and void”, and a show participant, 2015.

Link to the Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-uj9gdlilA

 

Presentations

Invited lectures

  • The Late Genizah: Linguistic, Sociological, and Historical Background
  • T-S Genizah Research Unit, Cambridge University Library, 14.7.11

“Letters in Judaeo-Arabic and Hebrew in the Late Ganizah

  • T-S Genizah Research Unit, Cambridge University Library, 14.7.11
  • The Rabbinic Literature in the Late Genizah”
  • T-S Genizah Research Unit, Cambridge University Library, 15.7.11

“The Local Leadership of the Jews of Aleppo in the 15th-16th Centuries”

Panel in Honor of Lea Makovetsky’s Book, Dahan Center, Bar-Ilan University, 6.3.13

“The Musta'ribs: Images and Reality”

The 50th Death Anniversary of Itzhak Ben-Zvi, Yad Ben Zvi institute, Jerusalem, 18.4.13

 “A Profile of the Galilean Musta'rib society in Late Middle Ages”

“Safed in the Sixteenth Century”, Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee, Rosh-Pinna, 10.7.13

“Honor and Insult, Hatred and Friendship: The World of Emotions of the Muslim-Jewish Economic Encounter”, A seminar of Woolf institute: “Jewish-Muslim Relations in Trade”,  Woolf institute, Cambridge University, UK, 5.11.13 (The lecture was given also in Hebrew version, in the conference “Middle Ages Now”, Organized by The Historical Society of Israel, in Bar-Ilan University, 3.4.14)

“Arabic and Hebrew, Ladino and Yiddish: The late Genizah from a Sociolinguistic Perspective”

“Transfer of Knowledge”, The First Genizot international Workshop, Haifa University, 18.5.15

“New Sources for the History of the Nagidate in the 14th and 15th Centuries”

The 30th Death Anniversary of Prof. S. D. Goitein, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem, 5.11.15

“Disputes in the Synagogue: Three Documents from the Genizah”

“Researcher in the Afternoon”, The National Library, Jerusalem, 16.11.15

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“Egyptian and Palestinian Jews in late Midlle Ages: A Retrospective through the Lens of the Genizah”

Panel in Honor of Abraham David’s Book, Schocken Institute, Jerusalem 13.6.17

“The 'Late' Genizah: Historical Background and Main Characters”

The Summer Lab of the European Association of Jewish Studies, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, 7.9.17

“A Remembrance among the Ruins: Destroyed Synagogues in Damascus, from the 16th Century to the 21st Century”

“Researcher in the Afternoon”, the National Library, Jerusalem, 23.4.18

“Jews and Muslims Tell Stories about David and the David’s Dynasty”

Van-Leer institute, Jerusalem, 6.5.18

“Jerusalem in Karaite consciousness in the Ottoman Period”

Panel in Honor of Yoram Erder’s Book, Tel Aviv University, 6.6.18

“The Karaites in Egypt during the Ottoman Period: Perspectives from the Firkovich Collection”

International Conference in Honor of Prof. Mina Rozen, Haifa University, 11.6.18

“Between Damascus and Safed: The Relations between the Sages of the Two Cities in the 16th Century”, The Second Annual Seminar of Oded and Tony Elyashar Center, Yad Ben Zvi institute, Jerusalem, 13.9.18

“Maimonides’ Uniqueness as a Leader: A View from the Mamluk Period”.

Remarks to Prof. M. Ben-Sasson Lecture: “Maimonides, the Community and Central Administration”, “There was None Like Moses”, An International Conference on Maimonides, The National Library, Jerusalem, 11-13.12.18

Muslim Rule in Jewish Eyes: Different Views and Approaches from the Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period”

 Conference of the European Association of Jewish Studies, Stranger in a Land: Late-Antique and Medieval Narratives on Foreigners and Exile, University of Cordova, 6.3.20

“Jewish Holy Sites and Cult Practices in Medieval Palestine and Environs”

Jerusalem Talks, Mini-Symposium, University of Regensburg, 3.11.20

“Jews in the Mediterranean Trade Network in the 15th Century: A View from Alexandria”

Medieval and Early Modern Islamic World, Researchers Forum, 13.11.20

“Social and intellectual processes among the Jews of Egypt in the 15th century”

Cultural Brokerage in Pre-modern Islam, Research Group, The Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS), 18.1.21

“’I Have Marked Well the Plight of My People in Egypt’: Supporting the Poor among the Cairene Jews in the 16th Century”

The National Library, Jerusalem, 24.2.21

“Endowments as a Tool for the Shaping of Community Identity in the Jewish Society of the Eastern Mediterranean”

Interreligious Founding, International Conference, Homboldt University, Berlin 8.4.21

“Between Istanbul and Jerusalem: Connections and Bonds between Two Karaites Centers”

A World Beyond: Jewish cemeteries in Turkey, in Memory of Prof. Bernard Lewis, International Conference, Tel Aviv University, 18.10.21

“Brothers or Enemies? Karaite-Rabbanite Relations in the Ottoman Empire”

Convivencia in the Mediterranean, Early Modern Perceptions, Practices and Limits in Dealing with the Religious Other, Potsdam University, 22.11.21

 

Conference Papers

“The Must'aribs in Damascus in the 16th Century”

Bar-Ilan University, Syria's Jews: History, Identity and Legacy, 29.5.07

“The Linguistic Space of Jews in Syria, Palestine and Egypt in the 15th and 16th Centuries”

Hebrew University, “Covering and Discovering in the Language”, The First Conference of Leading Doctoral Candidates at the Faculty of Humanities, 19.6.09

Drama in the Synagogue: A scene from the life of the Jewish Community in Cairo”

Hebrew University, The Eighth conference of Doctoral Students at the Mandel Institute for Jewish Studies, 10.3.10

“The Contribution of the "Late Genizah" to Getting to know the Jewish Society in Early Modern Period: The Jews of Cairo in the Second Half of 16th Century”

The Israeli Historical Society, Young Researchers Workshop on the Early Modern Period, 14.4.11  

“The Pious Foundation among the Jews of Cairo in  the 16th-17th Centuries: New Sources”

Magdalene College, Cambridge University, UK, Fifteenth International Conference of the Society for Judaeo-Arabic Studies, 17.8.11

“Communal Life of the Cairo Karaite Community in the 16th Century As Illuminated by Genizah Documents”

Bar-Ilan University, The Karaite Jews in Egypt, 29.4.13

  “On Graves and Gravediggers among Karaites and Rabbanites”

Sixteenth International Conference of the Society for Judaeo-Arabic Studies, 23.7.13

“Educational Frameworks in Mustaʽrib Communities during the Late Mamluk Period and the Early Ottoman Period”

Sixteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, 1.8.13

“Social Conflict, Rabbinic Authority and Kabbalistic Knowledge in mid-16th Century Damascus”

Bar-Ilan University, Third International Conference of the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, 8.6.14

Being a Jew under the Mamluks: Some Coping Strategies

Annemarie Schimmel College, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn, Muslim-Jewish Relations in the Middle Ages: Jews in the Ayyubid and Mamluk Periods (1171-1517), 30.10.14

Karaite Links to Jerusalem and the Construction of its Symbolic Value in Karaite Diaspora Communities

King's College, London, Remembering Jerusalem: Imagination, Memory, and the City, 6.11.14

When the Home becomes a Shrine: Public Prayers in Private Homes among Ottoman Jewry

St. Catharine's College, Cambridge University, UK, Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World, 9.7.15

Social and Intellectual Processes among the Jews of Egypt in the 15th century In Light of Genizah Letters

Association for Jewish Studies 47th Annual Conference, 13.12.15

Leadership, Religious Life, and Welfare: The Musta'rib Community of Cairo in the Late 16th Century according to Genizah Documents

The John Rylands Research Institute, University of  Manchester, The Other Within– The Hebrew and Jewish Collections of the John Rylands Library, 27.6.16

“Virginity, Conspiracies and Honor: A Picture from the Jewish Family Life in Damascus” 

The Historical Society of Israel, The 5th Michael Harsegor Workshop for Researchers of the Early Modern Period, 4.4.17  

“Jewish Thoughts on Existence under Islam in the 15th Century”

Ghent University, Belgium, Fifth Biennial Conference of the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean, 10.7.17

A Trader, a Leader and a Bibliophile: Moses ben Judah of Alexandria

Seventeenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, 7.8.17

“Joseph and Solomon: Father and Son as Negidim in 15th Century Egypt”

Eighteenth International Conference of the Society for Judaeo-Arabic Studies, Bar-Ilan University, 16.8.17

“Minority Within Minority: The Karaites in the Mamluk State and in the Arab Provinces of the Ottoman Empire”

Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Young Scholars Forum in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 10.6.18

“The Jews of Alexandria in the Mamluk period”

Ghent University, Fifth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies, 6.7.18

“Minority within Minority: Karaites-Rabbanites Relations in the Ottoman Period”

Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Young Scholars Forum in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 17.4.19

Moses, Samuel, Elijah and Ezra: The Cult of Biblical Saints among the Jews in the Mamluk Period”

Sixth Conference of the School of Mamlūk Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, 15.6.19

“Real Scrolls, Imagined Scrolls: Sacred Manuscripts and the Veneration of Scribes among Jews under the Ayyubids and Mamluks”

Ritual Objects in the Medieval Middle Ages, International workshop, Ben Gurion University, 24.5.21

“They will not have mercy upon you”: Tensions between Karaites and Rabbanites in the Ottoman Empire in the Early Modern Period”

The 18th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 8-12.8.22

“Istanbul-Jerusalem-Cairo: Links between Karaite Communities in the Ottoman Empire”

The 20th conference of the Society for Judaeo-Arabic Studies, University of Haifa, 14-17.8.22    

 

Teaching Experience

Bibliographical Guidance for Jewish History in Middle Ages

 Cultural Encounters: Links and Connections between Locals and Immigrants in the East in Late Middle Ages

The Jews of Egypt in the Middle Ages in the Light of the Cairo Genizah Documents

Three Leaders and Authors in the Middle Ages: Rav Saadia Gaon, Maimonides, and R. Abarham Maimonides

Introduction to Medieval Jewish History – Practice

Maimonides and the Maimonidean Dynasty

Halakha, Leadership and Polemics; The Geonim – History and Literature

Karaite Jews in the Middle Ages:  An Interdisciplinary View

Between Arabic and Ladino: Jewish Cultures in the Ottoman Empire

Between Cairo and Salonica: The Jewish Community in the Ottoman Empire

A History of a Judeo-Italian family: A Reading in Megilat Aḥimatz

Jews in the Ottoman Empire:  Spiritual Life, Family and Society

A slave when he becomes king: The Jewish Society under the Mamluks

Jewish Folktale in Egypt: Divrei Yosef and Other Texts

Mustaʽrib, Romaniote and Sephardi Jews: The Cultural Mosaic of Ottoman Jewry

Jewish Authors in the Muslim world in their historical context (A: Early Muslim period; B: Ayyūbid and Mamlūk Periods)

The Byzantine Jewry

Jews in Dialogue: Medieval Jewish Polemics

The Ottoman Empire: An Introduction

A Reading in Karaite Texts

Main Research Interests and Scientific Activities

1. Jewish life in Egypt, Palestine and Syria during the Mamluk and Early Ottoman periods

2. Karaite Jews in Egypt, Palestine and Syria

3. The Cairo Geninza documents

4. Halachic literature of the Jewish Sages in the Ottoman Empire

5. Judeo-Arabic literature

6. Jewish-Muslim relations

 

Research

Fields of Interests:

  1. Cairo Genizah
  2. Judeo-Arabic Literature
  3. The Jews of Egypt; Palestine and Syria in the Mamluk and Ottoman Periods
  4. Karaite Jews
  5. Jewish-Muslim Relations in Middle Ages
  6. Halachic literature of the Jewish Sages in the Ottoman Empire