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Editor in Chief:
Giuseppe Veltri (University of Hamburg)

Co-Editor in Chief:
Patrick B. Koch (University of Hamburg)

Editor Book Reviews:
Ze’ev Strauss (University of Hamburg)

Editorial Board:
Rachel Furst (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich)
François Guesnet (University College London)
Alessandro Guetta (INALCO Paris)
Racheli Haliva (University of Hamburg)
Manja Herrmann (Technical University of Berlin)
Catherine Hészer (SOAS University of London)
Daniel Krochmalnik (University of Potsdam)
Vivian Liska (University of Antwerp)
Hanna Liss (Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg)
Anna Lissa (Université Paris-8)
Daniel Mahla (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich)
Diana Matut (Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg)
Yitzhak Melamed (Johns Hopkins University)
Agata Paluch (Free University Berlin)
Yakir Paz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Sarah Pearce (University of Southampton)
Andrea Schatz (Kings College London)
Yosef Schwartz (Tel Aviv University)
Katja Smid (CSIC)
Lior Sternfeld (Pennsylvania State University)
Michael Studemund-Halévy (University of Hamburg)
Nina Valbousquet (Center for Jewish History)
Rebekka Voß (University of Frankfurt)
Carsten Wilke (Central European University)
Marzena Zawanowska (University of Warsaw)
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Giuseppe Veltri, Ph.D. (1991) Free University, Berlin, is professor of Jewish Philosophy at the University of Hamburg and of Comparative Religious Studies at the University of Leipzig. His field of research are Jewish Philosophy in the Renaissance and early Modern Period, Magic, biblical tradition and translations. Among his publications are Language of Conformity and Dissent (Academic Studies Press 2013); Scritti politici e filosofici di Simone Luzzatto (Bompiani, Milan, 2013); Renaissance Philosophy in Jewish Garb (Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2009); Libraries, Translations, and ‘Canonic’ Texts (Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2006).
Patrick Benjamin Koch, Ph.D. (2012) Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group Leader of the project “Jewish Moralistic Writings of the Early Modern Period: 1600–1800” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). After post-doc positions at the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Center for Jewish History in New York City, he has worked as a research associate at the University of Hamburg since 2014. His research focuses on kabbalistic and moralistic writings of the Early Modern period.
Ze’ev Strauss, Ph.D. (2017) Universität Heidelberg, is a research associate at the Institute for Jewish Philosophy and Religion, University of Hamburg. After undergraduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ze’ev acquired his MA in philosophy from Universität Heidelberg. In 2017, he received his Ph.D. at the Heidelberg philosophical seminary, and his MA in Jewish studies at the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien. Ze’ev is currently working on two main research projects: one entailing a survey of the usage of Philo of Alexandria within the works of prominent figures of the Haskalah and the other centering on the scholastic reception of Jewish Neoplatonism.

European Journal of Jewish Studies

The Journal of the European Association for Jewish Studies (Formerly: EAJS Newsletter)

Editors-in-Chief: Giuseppe Veltri and Patrick Benjamin Koch
The European Journal of Jewish Studies (EJJS) is the Journal of the European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS). Its main purpose is to publish high-quality research articles, essays and shorter contributions on all aspects of Jewish Studies. Submissions are all double blind peer-reviewed. Additionally, EJJS seeks to inform its readers on current developments in Jewish Studies: it carries comprehensive review-essays on specific topics, trends and debated questions, as well as regular book-reviews. A further section carries reports on conferences, symposia, and descriptions of research projects in every area of Jewish Studies.

The European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS), founded in 1981, is a professional association for scholars, teachers, and researchers in Jewish Studies at European institutions of Higher Education and Research, with the principal aim of advancing Jewish Studies in Europe. The EAJS aims to promote, support, and co-ordinate research and teaching of Jewish Studies at university level in Europe. Its activities include a quadrennial international Congress, held in various locations in Europe; an annual Colloquium; a website ( with online resources including a Directory of Jewish Studies in Europe, and a Funders Database; a Funding Information and Advisory Service (available to EAJS members); and publication of the European Journal of Jewish Studies.

The Executive Committee of the EAJS is currently composed as follows:

Prof. Edward Dąbrowa (Cracow), President
Dr. François Guesnet (London), Secretary
Dr. Michael Galas (Cracow), Treasurer
Dr. Javier Castaño (Madrid)
Prof. Martin Goodman (Oxford)
Prof. Elisabeth Hollender (Frankfurt)
Dr. Andreas Lehnardt (Mainz)
Prof. Judith Olszowy-Schlanger (Paris)
Dr. Pavel Sládek (Prague)

The administrative office of the EAJS is run by Dr. Garth Gilmour, and located at 109 Clarendon Institute Building, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HG, United Kingdom, tel: +44-1865-610433, email Membership is open to scholars and students in Jewish Studies from both inside and outside Europe; to apply for membership, please visit the website or contact Dr Gilmour.

Members of the EAJS may subscribe to the online-only version of EJJS at a special reduced rate. EAJS members should refer to the Members Area of the EAJS website for details of how to subscribe at the members’ rate.

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