*Note: The fellows' academic affiliation listed below reflects their post the year they were a fellow only, and may not be current.

Fellow Area of Research
Haggai Ben-Shammai 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Maurice Amado Foundation Fellowship

Spring Term Fellow

Exegesis in Transition: Between Homiletics and Rationalist Exegesis

Adele Berlin 
University of Maryland

Betty and Morris Shuch Fellowship

Full Year Fellow

Biblical Allusions in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Robert Bonfil 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Walter and Rose Zifkin Teaching Fellowship

Spring Term Fellow

Biblical Allusions in Joseph Hacohens' Historical Work

Mordechai Cohen 
Yeshiva University

Michael R. Steinhardt Term Fellowship

Spring Term Fellow

Kimhi and Nahmanides on Scripture's Yeshiva University Moral Sense

Natalie Dohrmann 
North Carolina State University

Michael R. Steinhardt Term Fellowship

Fall Term Fellow

The Anxiety of Identity: Analogical Reasoning and the Rabbinic Negotiation of Rome

Jacob Elbaum 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Louis and Bessie Stein Fellowship

Full Year Fellow

Biblical Exegesis in Late Midrashic Literature (with special emphasis on Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer)

Martin Jacobs 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Samuel Grunfeld Fellowship

Full Year Fellow

Biblical Exegesis in Jewish Polemics against Islam

Sara Japhet 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ellie and Herbert D. Katz Distinguished Fellowship
Nancy S. and Laurence E. Glick Teaching Fellowship

Full Year Fellow

The Song of Songs in Medieval Northern France Peshat Exegesis

Tamar Kadari 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Full Year Fellow

Redaction and Polemic: Origen and the Rabbis on the Song of Songs Rabbah

Deeana Klepper 
Boston University

Lucius N. Littauer Fellowship

Spring Term Fellow

From Exegesis to Polemic: Nicholas of Lyra’s Use of Jewish Text and his Anti-Jewish Writing

Israel Knohl 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Full Year Fellow

Biblical and Post-Biblical Hermeneutics

Naomi Koltun-Fromm 
Haverford College

Lucius N. Littauer Fellowship

Fall Term Fellow

Aphrahat’s Hermeneutics of Holiness: Body, Sexuality, and Religious Identity in the Late Ancient Near East

Tzvi Langermann 
Bar-Ilan University

Erika A. Strauss Teaching Fellowship

Fall Term Fellow

Exegesis in Maimonides’ Guide for the Perplexed and its Yemeni Commentators

Joseph E. Lowry 
New York University

Spring Term Fellow

The Qur’an in Early Islamic Law

Stefan C. Reif 
Cambridge University

Maurice Amado Foundation Fellowship

Fall Term Fellow

Medieval Jewish Commentators on Numbers 13

Daniel Sheerin 
University of Notre Dame

Fall Term Fellow

Biblical Typology in Patristic Literature

Michael A.  Signer 
University of Notre Dame

Ella Darivoff Term Fellowship

Spring Term Fellow

Biblical Interpretation and the Search for the Literal Sense by 12th-Century Jews and Christians

Peter Stallybrass 
University of Pennsylvania

Moses Aaron Dropsie Fellowship

Full Year Fellow

Books and Scrolls: Navigating the Bible

Barbara von Schlegell 
University of Pennsylvania

Ella Darivoff Term Fellowship

Fall Term Fellow

Hagar, Mother of Islam: Readings of Genesis

Megan Williams 
Oberlin College

Martin Gruss Fellowship

Full Year Fellow

Rabbinic Exegesis in Jerome’s Commentaries on the Prophets

Short-term Fellows

Jeremy Cohen 
Tel Aviv University
Moshe Halbertal 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Moshe Idel 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Fabrizio Lelli 
Università degli Studi di Lecce
Shira Wolosky 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Adjunct Fellows

Michael  Carasik 
University of Pennsylvania
Adiel Kadari 
Beit Morasha
Dalit Rom-Shiloni 
Tel Aviv University