Feldman Samet

Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jody Ellant and Howard Reiter Family Fellowship

Research Topic

Between Tradition and Revolution: Sabbatian Cultural Expressions of Ottoman Modernity


Hadar Feldman Samet is an assistant professor at the department of Jewish History at Tel Aviv University. She teaches and researches the history of Jews in the Islamic world, focusing on the study of the cultural practices and devotional lives of the Sephardi diaspora in the Ottoman Empire and its multifaceted encounters with Muslim culture and society.

Selected publications

  • “Ottoman Songs in Sabbatian Manuscripts: A Cross Cultural Perspective on the Inner Sources of the Ma’aminim,” Jewish Quarterly Review (forthcoming)



Delving into the meaning of modernity beyond the European, American, and Israeli contexts, looking instead to North Africa, the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, and Central and South Asia.