Martin
Jacobs

Washington University
Samuel Grunfeld Fellowship
Ruth Meltzer Distinguished Fellowship

Research Topic

Biblical Exegesis in Jewish Polemics against Islam

The Islamic World as Depicted by Medieval Jewish Travel Writings

Bio

Martin Jacobs is Associate Professor of Rabbinic Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. His current research interests include Jewish historiography in medieval and early modern times and premodern Jewish travel writings. At the Katz Center, Jacobs will be working on a book project tentatively titled Reorienting the East: The Islamic World as Depicted in Medieval Jewish Travel Literature.

Fellowship

2001–2002

Examining the various modes of scriptural interpretation in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.

2011–2012

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