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Meet Sharonah Fredrick – multilingual anthropologist and expert on Jews where you’d least expect them

Sharonah Fredrick is an anthropologist who teaches and publishes in four languages-Spanish, English, Hebrew and Portuguese. She is currently the Assistant Director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Her fields of expertise range from Judeo-Spanish history and poetry of the pre and post-Expulsion periods to Irish mythology to the formation of multicultural outlaw societies in the New World. She has been one of the most popular presenters on the Limmud circuit and ...

Meet Joe Wolfson – the Young, dynamic Orthodox Rabbi at NYU

Joe Wolfson is the Orthodox rabbi on campus at New York University and directs the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative. He hails from the UK and taught at the London School of Jewish Studies. He received his ordination from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate after studies at Yeshivat Har Etzion (Gush) and Bet Morasha and has degrees in political philosophy from Cambridge and UCL....

Meet Sara Yael Hirschhorn-The pioneering new face in Israel Studies at Oxford University

Sara Yael Hirschhorn originally hails from the USA and is the University Research Lecturer and Sidney Brichto fellow in Israel Studies at the University of Oxford (UK).  Her research, teaching, and public engagement activities focus on the Israeli settler movement, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Diaspora-Israel relations.  She is the author of the forthcoming book “City on a Hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli Settler Movement Since 1967” (Harvard University Press, Winter 2017).  Apart from her ...

Meet David Wolpe- Named the most influential Rabbi in America by Newsweek Magazine

David Wolpe has been named the ‘most influential Rabbi in America’ by Newsweek Magazine and one of the ‘50 most influential Jews in the World’ by the Jerusalem Post. David is the Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles. He has debated with Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris and is Rabbi to Kirk Douglas. He is the author of eight books, including the national bestseller ‘Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times’. His new ...