Elisheva Baumgarten/ The Hebrew University of Jerusalem



Elisheva Baumgarten holds the Prof Yitzhak Becker Chair for Jewish Studies and teaches in the Departments of Jewish History and History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is a social historian who studies the medieval Jewish communities of Northern Europe. She is currently writing a social history of medieval Jewish marriage as part of a broader study of daily life among the Jews of medieval Europe. This is her third year co-directing the summer school with Steven Weitzman.