Miri Fenton

Miri Fenton

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Miri Fenton is a PhD candidate in the Department of Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a member of the Beyond the Elite team. Her work compares and contrasts the everyday lives of Jews in the Crown of Aragon and Kehillot SHU"M (communities of Speyer, Worms, and Mainz), from 1100 to 1347. She aims to use social history and social theory to investigate oft-overlooked legal and social issues that belie the realities of Jewish communal life. Miri holds a BA in history, and an MPhil in philosophy of religion, from the University of Cambridge. She was the Henry Fellow at Yale Graduate School 2011-2012, and studied at egalitarian yeshivot in New York and Jerusalem for two years.