Fields of Interest:

  • History, dialectology, sociology, and the linguistic analysis of Yiddish
  • History of old Yiddish literature (15th to 18th century)
  • Yiddish-Slavic linguistic and cultural contacts
  • Yiddish and modern Israeli Hebrew
  • Modern Yiddish poetry
Past Affiliations
European Studies, Literature, Language Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Russian, Religious Studies
PhD, University of Oxford, 1988
B.A., Yiddish Literature and Indo-European Linguistics in Jerusalem, 1983