Prof. Yaron Ben-Naeh holds the Bernard Cherrick Chair in the History of the Jewish People and head of the modern period division in the department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry. Chair of Misgav Yerushalayim Research Center for the heritage of Sephardi Jewry since 2008. His work focuses on the social and cultural history of Jews in Islamic lands, mainly those of the Ottoman Empire, as well as the history of Palestine during the Ottoman period. He conducted a research on the archive of the Sassoon Family (Baghdad-India and the Far East). Ben-Naeh published over a hundred articles, a few books and edited some others. Among them: Jews in the Realm of the Sultans (Heb. Eng. Turkish); the volume on Turkey in the Ben-Zvi Institute, a historic chronicle on Sultan Osman's death, and an autobiography of a Jerusalemite rabbi from early 20th century Jerusalem. His book on Wills of Ottoman Jews will appear in the Shazar Center (2017), and so is his book on Hasköy, Istanbul (with Richard Wittmann, Orient Institut, Istanbul) which is due in Brill. A book on Ottoman Jerusalem is currently in preparation.
Appointment in my office (room 6140): Wed. 12:15-13:00, and upon request (02-5355059).