Department of History
The Open University Of Israel
16 Klausner st.
A. Articles in English (published articles in Hebrew are not given):
"The Messiah Shukr Kuhayl II (1868-1875) and His Tithe (ma'aser): Ideology
and Practice as A Means to Hasten Redemption," Jewish Quarterly Review 79
(2,3), 1988, pp. 199-217; reprinted in Essential Papers on Messianic
Movements and Personalities in Jewish History, edited by Marc Saperstein,
New York University Press: New York, 1992, pp. 456-472.
"Jewish and Muslim Messianism," International Journal of Middle East
22 (2), May 1990, pp. 201-228.
"The Attitudes of Yemenite Rabbis Towards 19th Century Jewish Messianic
Figures," Proceedings of the Tenth World Congress of Jewish Studies,
Division B, Vol. II, The History of The Jewish People, Jerusalem, 1990,
"Messiahs and Rabbis: The Yemeni Experience," Revue des etudes juives
(1-2), 1992, pp. 77-94.
"Muslim Supporters of Jewish Messiahs in Yemen," Middle Eastern Studies
4 October 1993 pp. 714-725.
"The Yemeni Messiah in the Time of Maimonides: Prelude for Future Messiahs,"
From Iberia to Diaspora: Studies in Sephardic History and Culture, eds.,
Y.K. Stillman and N.A. Stillman, Leiden 1999, pp. 129-138.
"The Jews of Yemen", The Jews of the Modern Middle East and North Africa,
eds. R. Simon, M. Laskier and S. Reguer, Columbia University Press, New York
2000 [in print].
The Jews Of Yemen In The Nineteenth Century: A Portrait Of A Messianic
Community, E. J. Brill: Leiden, 1993.
Messianism And Messiahs: the Jews of Yemen in the 19th Century, Hakibbutz
Hameuchad: Tel Aviv, 1995 (Hebrew).
C. Articles in print (Hebrew)
"Illegal activities in Yemeni Jewish immigration to Palestine," Miqqedem
Umiyyam, 7 (2000)
"Aharon 'Afgin and the immigration from northern Yemen - historiographic
discussion," Pe`amim, 2000.
"Yemeni ritual slaughterers and butchers in the Moshavot"
"Rabbi Kook and the Yemeni ritual slaughter."
Selected courses related to Sephardic studies:
Jews and Muslims: social, religious and cultural encounters.
The messianic idea and messianic movements in Islamic lands
Jewish settlement in Palestine in the 16th - 20th centuries
Spanish exiles in North Africa between the 15th-18th centuries
The Jews of North Africa during the colonial period
The Jews of Yemen in the 18th-20th centuries
The Jews of Iraq in modern times
Immigration waves: from Islamic lands to the Land of Israel.
Current research project:
Yemeni Jews in Palestine - Organization, Settlement and Relations with the Yishuv's leadership.