2003-2004 | Prescriptive Traditions and Lived Experience in the Jewish Religion: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives

*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
Dan Ben-Amos 
University of Pennsylvania

Charles W. and Sally Rothfeld Fellowship

Full Year Fellow

Elijah the Prophet: Historic Symbolic Analysis

Menahem Ben-Sasson 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ellie and Herbert D. Katz Distinguished Fellowship

Fall Term Fellow

Ceremony and Life of Oriental Jewry: 9th – 13th Centuries

Yoram Bilu 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Maurice Amado Foundation Fellowship

Spring Term Fellow

Shrine and Pilgrimage in Anthropological and Historical Perspectives: The Cult of Rabbi Shimon Bar-Yohai

Ra’anan Boustan  
University of Minnesota

Full Year Fellow

Anthropological Approaches to the Problem of Heterogeneity in Hekhalot Literature

J. H. (Yossi) Chajes 
University of Haifa

Betty and Morris Shuch Term Fellowship

Full Year Fellow

The Voice of a Woman: A History of Jewish Women’s Spirituality

Tamar El-Or 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Louis and Bessie Stein Term Fellowship

Fall Term Fellow

Reserved Seats: Ushering Mizrahi Women to their Sephardi Location; Gender, Religion and Literacy Among the Mizrahi-Sephardi Community

Talya Fishman 
University of Pennsylvania

Dalck and Rose Feith Family Fellowship

Full Year Fellow

Custom’s Emergence as a Competitor to Law: Reconstructing a Culture Revolution of Medieval Ashkenaz

Harvey  E. Goldberg 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ruth Meltzer Distinguished Fellowship

Fall Term Fellow

Jewish Studies and the Anthropology of Disciplines: Anthropological Studies of Muslim Societies

Sylvie-Anne Goldberg 
Centre d’Etudes Juives,
EHESS/Paris

Michael R. Steinhardt Term Fellowship

Fall Term Fellow

The Sacred and the Profane: Historicity and Temporality in the Jewish Mind

Ephraim Kanarfogel 
Yeshiva University

Full Year Fellow

Dreams as a Determinant of Jewish Law and Practice in Northern Europe During the High Middle Ages

Tamar Katriel 
University of Haifa

Ruth Meltzer Distinguished Fellowship

Spring Term Fellow

The Rhetoric of Rescue: Salvage Immigration Narratives in Israeli Civil Religion

Oren Kosansky 
Lawrence University

Full Year Fellow

Saint Pilgrimage as Torah Practice in Jewish Morocco

Jack Kugelmass 
Arizona State University

Nancy S. and Laurence E. Glick Teaching Fellowship

Fall Term Fellow

The Rites of the Tribe: Ethnographic Essays on the Public Culture of American Jews

Ora Limor 
Open University of Israel

Ellie and Herbert D. Katz Distinguished Fellowship

Spring Term Fellow

Messianic Geography: The Mount of Olives in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Tradition

Riv-Ellen Prell 
University of Minnesota

Ella Darivoff Term Fellowship

Full Year Fellow

American Jewish Youth Culture and the Emergence of a New Judaism, 1945-1970

Lucia Raspe 
Goethe University, Germany

Louis and Bessie Stein Term Fellowship

Spring Term Fellow

The Role of Graves of Sainted Individuals in the Religious Lives of Individual and Community

Elchanan Reiner 
Tel Aviv University

Rose and Henry Zifkin Teaching Fellowship

Full Year Fellow

Shrine and Pilgrimage in Historical and Anthropological Perspectives: The Cult of Rabbi Shimon Bar-Yohai

Marina Rustow 
Emory University

Michael R. Steinhardt Term Fellowship

Fall Term Fellow

Jewish Sectarianism in the Medieval Islamic Mediterranean: A Social Historical Approach

Shalom Sabar 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Erika A. Strauss Teaching Fellowship

Full Year Fellow

‘Transitional Objects’: Material Culture and Rituals in Jewish Life and Year Cycles

Andrea Schatz 
University of Duisburg, Germany

Martin Gruss Fellowship

Full Year Fellow

Translating the Orient: Cultural Difference and Diaspora in the 18th Century

Michael Swartz 
Ohio State University

Moses Aaron Dropsie Term Fellowship

Full Year Fellow

Ritual Theory in Judaism: Ancient and Modern

Chava Weissler 
Lehigh University

Charles W. and Sally Rothfeld Fellowship

Fall Term Fellow

The ‘Jewish Renewal’ Movement in the American Spiritual Marketplace

Short-term Fellows

Robert Bonfil 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Galit Hasan-Rokem 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Lucette Valensi 
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Nathan Wachtel 
College de France

Adjunct Fellows

Albert  Baumgarten 
Bar-Ilan University
Elliott Horowitz 
Bar-Ilan University
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett 
New York University
Tessa Rajak 
University of Reading
Jonathan Schorsch 
Columbia University
Israel Yuval 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem