Joseph R. Hacker is Professor Emeritus at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His books include The Ottoman-Jewish Encounter: A Social and Cultural History of the Jews in the Ottoman Empire (1453-1620) (2013), The Ordinances of Sephardi Communities in the Ottoman Empire in the 15th – 19th Centuries (2013), and Beit Ha-Levi: A Portugese Jewish Family in Salonica. Letters and Documents, forthcoming. Proffesor Hacker's  work at the center will focus on the social, economic, and cultural links between Ottoman Jewry and English people in the Levant, which is part of a larger project on connections between Ottoman Jews and European (both Protestant and Catholic) and English merchants, diplomats, scholars, and travelers.

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Joseph Hacker (2005-2006)
Joseph R. Hacker (2013-2014)