Bar-Ilan University
Charles W. and Sally Rothfeld Fellowship

Research Topic

13th Century Halakhic Literature in Northern France and Christian Spain


Judah Galinsky is Lecturer in the Department of Talmud at Bar-Ilan University. His research interests include Jewish law and thought in medieval Europe. He published “On Popular Halakhic Literature and the Emergence of a Reading Audience in Fourteenth-Century Spain” (2008); and “The Significance of Form: R. Moses of Coucy’s Reading Audience and his Sefer ha-Mizvot” (2011). At the Center, Galinsky studies thirteenth-century halakhic literature in northern France and Christian Spain.



Working to expose the shifting linkages between commerce and culture in Jewish life from medieval to modern times.


Devoting intense study to a complex century characterized by the entanglement of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim life.