The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Primo Levi Fellowship

Research Topic

Shlomo Dov Goitein: Research, Ideology, and In-Between


Hanan Harif is a lecturer at the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has also been a Warburg Fellow at the Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies and the Rachel Yana’it Ben-Zvi Fellow at the Yad Ben-Zvi Institute in Jerusalem. He studies the wide range of attitudes held by Jewish intellectuals, scholars, and writers toward the Orient during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as the role and impact of the tendency toward the “East” in Jewish nationalism and modern Jewish identity. As a Katz Center fellow during the fall, Dr. Harif will focus his research on Shelomo Dov Goitein.



Deepening our understanding of the intellectual revolution at the heart of modern Jewish history.