Billi Ivry University Professor of Jewish History, Literature and Law
Professor Ephraim Kanarfogel is the E. Billi Ivry University Professor of Jewish History, Literature and Law at Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. He has authored or edited eight books, and published ninety articles and reviews. His most recent book, The Intellectual History and Rabbinic Culture of Medieval Ashkenaz, won the Goldstein-Goren International Book Award and the Jordan Schnitzer Book Prize from the Association of Jewish Studies. His forthcoming book, Brothers from Afar: Rabbinic Approaches to Apostasy and Reversion in Medieval Europe, will be published by Wayne State University Press in 2019.
Professor Kanarfogel has served as Secretary of the American Academy for Jewish Research and he is the editor-in-chief of the international academic journal Jewish History. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania and at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
The Intellectual History and Rabbinic Culture of Medieval Ashkenaz (Detroit, 2013)
Peering through the Lattices: Mystical, Magical and Pietistic Dimensions (Detroit, 2000)
Jewish Education and Society in the High Middle Ages