Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dalck and Rose Feith Family Fellowship

Research Topic

Travel Narratives in Rabbinic Literature


Joshua Levinson is Associate Professor in the Department of Hebrew Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a theorist of aggadic narrative and has published, among other publications, The Twice-Told Tale: A Poetics of the Exegetical Narrative in Rabbinic Midrash (2005), “Enchanting Rabbis: Contest Narratives between Rabbis and Magicians in Late Antiquity” (JQR 100 [2010]: 54–94), and “There is No-Place Like Home: Rabbinic Responses to the Christianization of Palestine” (forthcoming). Levinson will explore travel narratives in rabbinic literature.



Focusing on the imperial context of Judaism in Antiquity, in a decidedly interdisciplinary mode.


Applying an interdisciplinary approach to the richness and diversity of travel writing.