Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ivan and Nina Ross Family Fellowship

Research Topic

Between Neighbor and Stranger: Jewish Ethnographical Writing in the Age of Discovery


Limor Mintz-Manor is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History of the Jewish People at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she is completing a dissertation on the representations of America and its indigenous people in early-modern Jewish texts. She published “Symbols and Images in the Sephardic Congregation in Amsterdam in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries” (Pe‘amim 120 [2009], 9–59). For the past two years she was a Research Fellow at the Harry S. Truman Institute for Advancement of Peace. Mintz-Manor will research Jewish ethnographies of non-European groups in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.



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