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Department secretary: Iris Nahari

Humanities Building, room 4409

Office hours:

Sunday – 11:30-14:30, Monday-Thursday – 10:00-13:00

Outside of office hours -- by appointment

Telephone: 02-5881388

Fax: 02-5881479


Tenured Faculty


Prof. Daniel Baltman

Tuesday, 1500-1600
Room: Gester, 323

Prof Blatman main topics of research are East European Jews in the 20th century; Jewish labor movement in Eastern Europe; Polish Jews during the Holocaust its aftermath; Nazi concentration camps; Historiography of the Holocaust and genocide.


Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson

Reception, by appointment.
President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Administration Building on the Mount Scopus Campus, second floor, room 07


Menahem Ben-Sasson is the thirteenth President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, today in the midst of his second term of four years in this position.


Dr. Noah Hacham

Sunday- Wednesday: 0900-1500
Room: Mandle: 234

Dr. Noah Hacham is a researcher and teacher. Senior lecturer in the Dept. of Jewish History and Contemporary Judaism, and member of the research group "question of identity" Mandel-Scholion interdisciplinary center.


Dr. Anat Helman

Semester A- Tuesday:  1700-1800, Semester B- Monday: 1700-1800
Room: Room: Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, 423 top floor

PhD from the Hebrew University, teaches modern social history and specializes in the Jewish community of Mandate era Palestine and the first years of Israeli statehood.


Prof. Oded Irshai

Prof. Oded Irshai's scholarly interests and teaching curriculum revolve around the history and culture of the Jews in Late Antiquity under the umbrella of a Christian-Roman Empire.


Prof. Uzi Rebhun

Room: Gaster 429

Uzi Rebhun is a demographer. His research focuses on American Jewry and the population of Israel. Utilizing quantitative data through methods from the social sciences he explores topics such as internal and international migration, family and marriage, religious and ethnic identification, social and economic stratification, anti-Semitism, and Israel-Diaspora relations.


Prof. Yfaat Weiss

Prof. Yfaat Weiss teaches at the Department for the History of the Jewish People and Contemporary Jewry since 2008. She is acting as the director of the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Center since 2010, and as the Director of the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish history and Culture at Leipzig University since 2017.