Elisheva Baumgarten

Prof. Elisheva Baumgarten

Principle Investigator

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Rabin, room 4006


Elisheva Baumgarten holds the Professor Yitzchak Becker chair of Jewish Studies and is a professor in the History and Jewish history Departments at the Hebrew University. She is a social historian who studies the Jewish communities of medieval northern Europe. Baumgarten is the author of two books Mothers and Children: Jewish Family Life in Medieval Europe (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004) and Practicing Piety in Medieval Ashkenaz (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014). She is the author of many articles and has edited five collected volumes, the most recent of which are Jews and Christians in Thirteenth Century France, with Judah D. Galinsky (New York: Palgrave, 2015) and Entangled Histories: Knowledge, Authority,and Jewish Culture in the Thirteenth Century, with Ruth Mazo Karras and Katelyn Mesler (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017).