Open University of Israel
Ellie and Herbert D. Katz Distinguished Fellowship
Erika A. Strauss Teaching Fellowship
Ellie and Herbert D. Katz Distinguished Fellowship

Research Topic

Messianic Geography: The Mount of Olives in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Tradition

Sefer ha-nizzachon of Yom-Tov Lipmann Muhlhausen: A Jewish-Christian Encounter

Ways of Writing: Medieval Pilgrimage Accounts in Context


Ora Limor is Professor of Medieval History at the Open University of Israel. Her publications include Die Disputationen zu Ceuta [1179] und Mallorca [1286] (1994) and Holy Land Travels: Christian Pilgrims in Late Antiquity (1998). Limor will examine Holy Land travel accounts and devotional literature from the late Middle Ages.



Challenging the methodological divide between history and anthropology in the study of Jews and Judaism.


Devoting an entire year of study to the subject of Christian Hebraism, especially in early modern Europe.


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