Synagogues and Jewish Life in Modern Cairo: Past and Present

For Current Fellows
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
3:00 PM

Katz Center
420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Karen Schnitker

At the weekly Ruth Meltzer Seminars, Katz Center fellows share their research with Penn and regional faculty in an intellectually rigorous workshop setting.


Yoram Meital

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Yoram Meital is a professor of Middle East studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. His research focuses on the political, social, cultural, and economic developments in Middle Eastern societies, and his interests extend to international politics, peace and conflict studies, diplomacy, and more. Currently, he is conducting a comprehensive study of a dozen Cairo synagogues, intending to provide a rereading of the ways in which different sectors of Cairene Jewry developed a modern Jewish-Egyptian identity.

Meital received his PhD from Haifa University and has held teaching and research positions at Harvard Law School, Skidmore College, Northeastern University, and Oxford University.

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