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Yaacob Dweck specializes in early modern Jewish history. His research focuses on attitudes towards Jewish mysticism in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. His first book The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice will appear in the fall of 2011. His research has been supported by grants from the Gates Cambridge Trust and the Wexner Foundation. His teaching interests include early modern Jewish history, modern Jewish history, and the history of the book. He arrived in Princeton in the fall of 2008 as a Mellon-Cotsen Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts. He joined the history department in the fall of 2011.
- A Hebrew edition accompanied by an English translation of Ari Nohem by Leon Modena
- A study of Jacob Sasportas (1610-1698) an itinerant Sephardic rabbi who was the chief critic of the messianic movement that coalesced around Sabbatai Zevi
B.A. in History, Columbia University 2002
MPhil in History, University of Cambridge 2003 (degree awarded 2007)
Ph.D. in History, University of Pennsylvania 2008