Rethinking Early Modern Jewish Legal Culture: New Sources, Methodlologies and Paradigms

Stephan Wanderhorst

Stephan Wanderhorst

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University of Vienna

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Stephan Wendehorst is a lecturer at the Institute for Legal and Constitutional History at the University of Vienna.He researches international law history, law & empire with a focus on Jewish law, and politics, society, constitutional and international law beyond the classical models of the 19th and 20th centuries.

2018-2019 Fellow: Rethinking Early Modern Jewish Legal Culture

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Edward Fram

Edward (Ted) Fram

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Ben-Gurion University

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Edward Fram is a professor and senior lecturer in the department of history at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His major area of interest is the history of Jewish culture in eastern Europe in the pre-modern age, with a focus on the history of Jewish law and how it was adapted to face new situations.

2018-2019 Fellow: Rethinking Early Modern Jewish Legal Culture 

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Jay Berkovitz

Jay Berkowitz

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University of Massachusetts

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Jay Berkovitz is Professor and Chair of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies.His research and teaching focus is on the early modern history of European Jews, with special emphasis on Jewish law, family, ritual, and communal governance. A member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Center for Jewish History and of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University, he currently serves as joint editor-in-chief of the academic journal Jewish History.

2018-2019 Organizer: Rethinking Early Modern Jewish Legal Culture

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Suzanne Last Stone

Suzanne Last Stone

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Yeshiva University

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Suzanne Last Stone is professor of Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization, and director of the Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization, at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. She writes and lectures on the intersection of Jewish thought, legal theory, and the humanities.

Together with Professor Arye Edrei, a current IIAS fellow, Stone is the co-editor in chief of "Dinei Israel", a Journal of Jewish Law, published jointly by the Tel-Aviv University Law Faculty and the Cardozo Law School of Yeshiva University

2018-2019 Fellow: Rethinking Early Modern Jewish Legal Culture 

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Evelyne Oliel-Grausz

Evelyne Oliel-Grausz

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Pantheon-Sorbonne University

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Evelyne Oliel-Grausz is Professor of Modern History at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.Her areas of research include Jewish courts and conflict resolution in the 18th century Jewish world; the history of the modern community institution; Sephardic diaspora, networks, communication, mobilities; Jewish economic history; and emancipation and Jewish political cultures.

2018-2019 Fellow: Rethinking Early Modern Jewish Legal Culture 

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Arye Edrei

Arye Edrei

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Tel Aviv University

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Arye Edrei is a professor of Law at Tel-Aviv University. He teaches a variety of courses on the history and philosophy of Jewish Law.His main fields of interest are Talmudic jurisprudence and Jewish Law in the 20th century. Together with Professor Suzanne Last Stone, a current IIAS fellow, Edrei is the co-editor in chief of "Dinei Israel", a Journal of Jewish Law, published jointly by the Tel-Aviv University Law Faculty and the Cardozo Law School of Yeshiva University.

2018-2019 Organizer: Rethinking Early Modern Jewish Legal Culture 

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Verena Kasper-Marienberg

Verena Kasper-Marienberg

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NC State University

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Verena Ines Kasper-Marienberg is a professor of History at North Carolina State University.

Her research focuses on the intersection of Jewish and Christian communities in the early modern period. She is especially interested in questions of legal practice, gender relations, and socio-economic structures in early modern societies.  In her teaching, she focuses on Jewish religion and culture, minority history, early modern autobiographies, the history of museums, and the rhetorical structures of political texts.

2018-2019 Fellow: Rethinking Early Modern Jewish Legal Culture 

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Debra Kaplan

Debra Kaplan

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Bar-Ilan University

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Debra Kaplan is a faculty member of the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at Bar-Ilan University. A social historian, her research focuses on the daily life in premodern Ashkenaz. Kaplan has also written several articles about Jewish women and economics, about Jewish autobiographical texts, and about Jews and the Reformation.

2018-2019 Fellow: Rethinking Early Modern Jewish Legal Culture 

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