Leo Baeck Fellows

Current Fellows


Irit Chen: The Purchasing Mission to Cologne between Israel and Germany, 1953-1965

Joshua Shelly: Writing a Future State: Spatial Imaginiaries of German Jewish Literature, 1847–1932

Naomi Simhony: Synagogue Architecture in Israel’s First Two Decades of Statehood




Anna Band: “At Home in My Room”: Jewish Spaces of Longing and Belonging in World War I and Weimar Berlin

Kimberly Cheng: Close Encounters: Shanghai´s German Jewish Refugees and Chinese, 1937 – 1948

Netta Cohen: When Climate Takes Command: Jewish-Zionist Scientific Approaches to Climate in Palestine, 1900 – 1967

Yemima Hadad: History of Forgetfulness: Theopolitics and Hasidism in Martin Buber´s Writings

Felix Hempe: Horror vacui und materiale Ästhetik – Das Spätwerk Siegfried Kracauers im amerikanischen Exil

Ofer Idels: Athletes and Pioneers: The Ascent of Modern Sport and the Zionist Body in Interwar Palestine

Sebastian Kunze: Gustav Landauer als jüdischer Intellektueller

Josef Northmann: Futures’ Past: Commerce, Capital and the Rise and Fall of the Commodity Exchange in German Economic Life, 1870 – 1935

Angelina Palmen: Holding the Fort: Jewish woman in the German war economy 1914 – 1918

Yonatan Shiloh-Dayan: A Continental Tradition in Transit: Émigré Historians and German History in the Israeli Academy



Miriam Fenton: Everyday Life, Identity, and Communal Relations: A Comparison of Kehilot Shum and Aragon, c. 1200 – 1347

Sheer Ganor: In Scattered Formation: Displacement, Alignment, and the German-Jewish Diaspora

Rebekka Grossmann: Envisioning Palestine, Photography and the Creation of a Multi-National Space

Sara Halpern: The World of 1939 Stood Still For Us: European Jewish Emigration from Shanghai, 1945 – 1951

Daniel Herskowitz: The Jewish Reception of Martin Heidegger’s Thought

Amit Levy: The New Orient: German-Jewish Orientalism in Palestine/Israel

Ahuva Liberles Noiman: Das Leben von Konvertiten im Spätmittelalter

Tamar Menashe: Betrayal and Conversion: Jews, Christians and Cross-Confessional Legal Culture in Reformation Germany

Sophia Schmitt: Konflikt in der Stadt: Eine verflechtungsgeschichtliche Perspektive der Regensburger Ritualmordbeschuldigung (1476 – 1480)

Alexander Walther: Die Shoah und die DDR. Formen der Erinnerung und Repräsentationen jenseits des Antifaschismus



Ayana Halpern: Female Pioneers in Social Work in Palestine: The Impact of the Jewish German Tradition and of Zionism upon the Emergence of Profession

Lotte Houwinkten Cate: Jews on Trial: Postwar Retribution Against Jews in Germany and Europe

Lisa Gebhard: Der deutsche Zionist Davis Trietsch und sein Einsatz für die praktische Kolonisation in Palästina

Jordan Katz: “Wise Women”: Gender, Religion, Medicine and the Boundaries of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

Agnes Kelemen: The Migration of the Numerus Clausus Exiles. Hungarian Jewish Students in Interwar Europe

Lucia Linares: German Political Thought and the “Jewish Question” in the Weimar Republic, 1919 to 1933

Omer Michaelis: “It is time to act for the Lord”: Crisis Discourse and Theological Turns in Moses ben Maimon and Hermann Cohen

Felix Schölch: Zuhause zwischen Isar und Jordan. Leben und Werk Schalom Ben-Chorins.

Sam Shonkoff: Sacramental Existence: Embodiment in Martin Buber’s Philosophical and Hasidic Writings

Tuvia Singer: Nationalism, Regionalism and Cosmology: Minorities and Foreigners in German Folk-Narratives in the Nineteenth Century



Shira Billet: The Sources of Sociality: Hermann Cohen, German Idealism, and the Science of Judaism

Martin Bürgin: Der Zwetschgenkrieg: Ein antijüdisches Pogrom während der Helvetik (1802) und seine Rezeption in Geschichtsschreibung, Gebrauchsgeschichte und religiöser Erinnerungskultur 

Marie-Sophie Graf: Sigmund Neumann – Realist with a view

Tally Gur: Jewish Studies in Post WWII West-Germany (1950-1989) 

Ido Harari: Converting to Otherness: the dialectic of differentiation in and from Modern Europe

Yakov Z. Mayer: The Reception of the Jerusalem Talmud in the Early Modern Period

Tamara Morsel-Eisenberg: The Organisation of Halakhic Knowledge: Early Modern Responsa(BILITIES??)

Annegret Oehme: Adapting Arthur – The Transformations and Adaptations of Wirnt of Grafenberg’s Wigalois within a German-Jewish Framework 

Nisrine Rahal: A Garden of Children and the Education of Citizens: The German Kindergarten Movement from 1837-1880 

Miriam Szamet: Immigration and Education: Jewish Pedagogues and the Pedagogical Discourse in Palestine 1918-1939



Julia Carls: Denkwelten, Handlungsräume und Grenzgänge der deutschen Orthodoxie in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts

Yaniv Feller: Dialogical apologetics. Leo Baeck and the task of Jewish philosophy

Amir Teilhaber: Orientalist scholarship and International politics in the Age of German Empire. Life, Career and Oeuvre of Friedrich Rosen, 1856-1935


Dorothea Kies: Geschichte und Wissen. Juden in der christlichen Historiographie des 13. Jahrhunderts (History and Knowledge. Jews in the Christian Historiography of the 13th Century)

Andreas Lehnertz: Judensiegel im mittelalterlichen Reich. Siegelpraxis und Selbstrepräsentation von Juden (Jewish seals in the medieval German kingdom. Sealing practice and selfrepresentation of Jews)

Joseph Malherek: Émigré Scientists of the Quotidian: Market Research and the American Consumer Unconscious, 1933-1976

Lina Nikou: Einladungen in die alte Heimat. Besuchsprogramme deutscher Großstädte für Verfolgte des Nationalsozialismus (Coming Back Home? Invitation Programs of German Cities for Former Refugees of the Nazi Regime)

David Pruwer: The crisis of tradition and the renaissance of history in Weimar Orthodox thought

Adam Y. Stern: Genealogies of Survival: Christianity, Judaism, Sovereignty

Olga Zitová: Die Wochenschrift Selbstwehr (1907-1938) im deutsch-tschechischen kulturellen Kontext



Yael Almog: Hebrew Reminiscences: Global Religion, Politics and Aesthetics in the Rise of Hermeneutic Thinking

Dana von Suffrin: Plants for Palestine! Science in the Yishuv, 1900-1930

David Hamann: “Help has to come from the outside” Paul Nathan (1857 – 1927) – civil societal commitment as work of a lifetime

Anna Koch: Home after Fascism? How Italian and German Jews Rebuilt their Lives in their Countries of Origin, 1945-1955

Carl-Eric Linsler: Jewish Identities during the First World War : A Franco – German Family Biography

Kevin McNamara: In the Service of His Majesty’s Government: The British Consular Service in the Third Reich between 1933-1939

Elisabeth Pönisch: The Jews’ Houses in the German Reich since 1939. A Life-World Study on Everyday Life and Neighbourhood

Ethan Zadoff: Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife:’ Medieval Jewish Marriage Law in Northern France and Germany in Comparative Perspective, 1100- 1300.

Alexandra Zirkle: Modeling the Temple: The Politics of German-Jewish Scriptural Hermeneutics



Dustin Atlas: Out of the In-Between: Moses Mendelssohn and Martin Buber’s German Jewish Philosophy of Encounter, Singularity, and Aesthetics

Nicholas Baer: Absolute Relativity: Weimar Cinema and the Crisis of Historicism

Daniela Bartáková

Katarzyna Czerwonogóra

Rahel Fronda: Groups of Ashkenazi Bibles with Micrographic Ornaments

Matthew Handelman: Applied Mathematics: Rosenzweig, Kracauer and the Possibilities of German-Jewish Philosophy  

Monica Lee

Karin Nisenbaum: For the Love of Metaphysics: From the Revolution in Thinking towards the Renewal of Thinking

Adam Sacks

Achim Wörn: Jews in Stettin, 1946-1950



Golan Gur: Orakelnde Musik. Schönberg, der Fortschritt und die Avantgarde [English: Oracular Music. Schoenberg, Progress, and the Avant-garde]

Jenny Hestermann: Behind the scenes: Visits of German politicians in Israel in the years 1957-1984

Vera Kallenberg: „Does Jewishness matter? Jews in Frankfurt Penal Justice 1780-1814“

Eric McKinley: Intimate Strangers: Intermarriage among Protestants, Catholics, and Jews in Germany, 1875-1935

Agniezska Oleszak

Katalin Rac: Orientalism for the Nation: Jews and Oriental Scholarship in Modern Hungary

Anne Schenderlein: Germany on their Mind? German Jewish Refugees in the United States and Relationships to Germany, 1938-1987

Lisa Schoß: “Jews” in East German Film. Investigation of an Apparent Antagonism

Avraham Siluk

Ilona Steimann: Habent sua fata libelli: Hebrew Books from the Collection of Hartmann Schedel

Joshua Teplitsky



Adi Armon: From Weimar to America. The political thought of Leo Strauss 

Roy Ben-Shai: Moral Pathology: A philosophical study of Jean Améry

Rachel Fürst: Claiming Credibility: The Makings and Meanings of Gender in the Legal Literature of Medieval Ashkenaz   

Daniel Mahla: Orthodoxy in the Age of Nationalism: Agudat Yisrael and the Mizrahi Movement in Germany, Poland and Palestine 1912-1948

Helen Przibilla: Jiskor. Erinnerungsbücher und Gefallenengedenken im Zionismus 1911–1948 

Viola Rautenberg: Gender Perspectives on the German-Jewish Immigration to Palestine in the 1930s 

Oren Roman: The Epic Poems in old-Yiddish on the Book of Joshua and the Book of Judges 

Noa Shashar: “The Cry of the Despondent” – On Deserted Women and Disappearing Men in Germany and Galicia 1648–1850

Maximilian Strnad: The Jewish Stigma. Intermarriage and Family Life in Germany. 1933-1949

Reinier P.A.C. Van Straten: God as Dionysus: Martin Buber’s Reception of Friedrich Nietzsche 



Dani Schrire: Collecting the Pieces of Exile: A Critical View of Folklore Research inIsraelin the 1940s-1950s

Sara Yanovsky: Facing the Challenge of Jewish education in the Metropolis – A Comparative Study of the Jewish Communal Organizations of Budapest and Vienna, from 1867 until World War II 

Jörg Marquardt: Assimilation. Poetics and Semantics of a German-Jewish Narrative, 1800–1939 

Iris Idelson-Shein: “Baruch Meshane Habriyot”: Uses and Representations of ‘the Exotic’ in the Jewish Enlightenment

Hanan Harif: The ‘Revival of the East,’ Pan-Semitism and Pan-Asianism within Zionist Discourse

Amir Engel: Gershom Scholem: In Search of the Mystical Origin of Politics

Maren Holmes: Leben und Werk der Psychoanalytikerin Paula Heimann (1899–1982)

Anna Hajkova: Prisoner Society in the Terezín Ghetto, 1941-1945

Michael Fenstermacher: Juden und ländliche Gesellschaft im Rheinland 1871–1942 

Stefanie Fischer: The interrelationship between economic trust and Antisemitic violence by looking at the Jewish cattle dealers in the German countryside (1919 – 1939)     

Marcelle Santana: The German People’s Party and the Jews in the Weimar Republic

Sophie Zimmer: The Jewish revival in Berlin since 1989: cultural and religious aspects



Paula Schwebel: ‘Walter Benjamin’s Monadology.’

Annekathrin Helbig: Jüdische Konversion im Kontext von Armut, Migration und Fremdheit im 18. Jahrhundert. Eine Mikrostudie im Raum Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Daniel Jütte: Jews, Music, and Society. A Study in the Social and Cultural History of Music (1750–1900)

Ann Katrin Bäumler: Wiener Kirchenbau nach 1945 – Von Rudolf Schwarz bis Heinz Tesar 

Felix Heinert: Topographien jüdischer Selbstverortungen im lokalen Raum Rigas 1842–1915

Agnieszka Oleszak: Sarah Schenirer and the Formation of Bais Ya’akov. Gender and Religious Identity Constructions in Orthodox Judaism 

Karin Neuburger: Uri Zvi Greenberg’s Poetry and its Relation with German Literature and Culture

Tali Berner: Children and Childhood in Early Modern Ashkenazic Communities 

Anne Pollok: Facetten des Menschen. Zu Moses Mendelssohns Anthropologie

Kerry Wallach: Observable Type: Jewish Women and the Jewish Press in Weimar Germany

Samuel Spinner: The Museum of the Jews: Literature and Ethnography in Germany and Eastern Europe 

Sebastian Hoepfner: Jewish Organizations in Transatlantic Perspective: Three Patterns of Contemporary Jewish Politics in Germany, France, and the United States 



Yaacov Deutsch: Hidden Resistance: Jewish Response to Christianity in Medieval and Early Modern Europe 

Simona Göbel: Jüdische Wohlfahrt in der Weimarer Republik und im Nationalsozialismus 

Udi Greenberg: Cold War Weimar: German Emigres and the Intellectual Origins of the Cold War

Franz Horváth: Juden und Nichtjuden in der Stadt Temesvár 1867–1914 

Amalia Kedem: Dissident der Kultur: Heinrich Heines kulturtheoretische Reflexionen über abendländische Gewalt im Kontext der Psychoanalyse und Kritischen Theorie

Yael Kupferberg: Dissident der Kultur: Heinrich Heines kulturtheoretische Reflexionen über abendländische Gewalt im Kontext der Psychoanalyse und Kritischen Theorie

Arat Kutner: Night in the Middle Ages in Ashkenaz 

Romy Langeheine: «Hebrew Humanism»: Hans Kohn’s Concept of an Ethical Nationalism in the Context of contemporary debates 

Ingo Loose: Abwehr- und Überlebensstrategien jüdischer Unternehmer in Breslau und Schlesien 1925–1943 

Ivonne Meybohm: Mitbegründer der Zionistischen Weltorganisation, Nachfolger Theodor Herzls, Wegbereiter des Staates Israel 

Katherine Sorrels: Habsburg Jews and the Idea of Europe 

Kim Wünschmann: Jewish Prisoners in Nazi Concentration Camps, 1933-1939

Anja Zückmantel: Landnahme und Landphantasie. Territoriale Konzepte in der Frühphase des Palästinakonflikts 



Kai Jumaane Drewes: Jüdischer Adel. Nobilitierungen von Juden im Europa des 19. Jahrhunderts

Eva Zahn (geb. Frenzel): Berliner Konfektion und Mode. Jüdische Unternehmerfamilien in einer Modemetropole des 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhunderts 

Adi Gordon: New Politics in an Old Key: Arnold Zweig, Hans Kohn and the Central-European Jewish ‹Generation of 1914› 

Johann Christian Kraft: Intellektuelles Leben und deutsch-jüdisches Milieu im Jerusalemer Stadtviertel Rehavia 

Kerstin von der Krone: Scholarship in Public. The Science of Judaism and its Journals

Nitzan Lebovic: The Late Prague Circle: Messianic Politics between Prague and Jerusalem

Jerzy Mazur: Border Jews – Jewish Life on Medieval Frontier. German Ashkenazim in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Ruthenia 

Tobias Metzler: Jews in the metropolis: Urban Jewish cultures in London, Berlin and Paris c.1880-1940 

Natalia Shchyhlevska: Die kulturelle Herkunft als bleibendes Motiv in der Identitätssuche deutschsprachiger Autoren aus der Bukowina

Björn Ulrich Hermann Siegel: Österreichisches Judentum zwischen Ost und West. Die Israelitische Allianz zu Wien 1873–1938

Mirjam Wenzel: Gericht und Gedächtnis: Der Holocaust-Diskurs der sechziger Jahre (Memory and Judgment: Holocaust discourse in Germany during the 1960s)


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