Dr. Roni Weinstein
24 teaching hours, equivalent to 3 ECTS
Dr. Roni Weinstein graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the department of Jewish History. He has focused on the history of Jews in Italy during the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Early Modern Period. During 2000-2001 he has been Fellow at Harvard Center for Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti (Florence). During 2004-2006 he had a research and teaching scholarship at Pisa University, History department. He published three books: Marriage Rituals Italian Style: A Historical Anthropological Perspective on Early Modern Italian Jews, Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2003; Juvenile Sexuality, Kabbalah, and Catholic Religiosity among Jewish Italian Communities. “Glory of Youth” by Pinhas Baruch b. Pelatya Monselice (Ferrara, XVII Century), Boston and Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2008; Kabbalah and Jewish Modernity (in Hebrew), Tel-Aviv: Tel-Aviv University Press, 2011.
The course will present the main characteristics of and currents of Jewish heritage during the Middle Ages, roughly from tenth to fifteenth century. The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the fundamental texts of Jewish tradition in various domains.