Chana Shacham-Rosby-Old


Chana Shacham-Rosby

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Harry Starr Fellow in Judaica: Theme: “Medieval period (600 – 1600 CE)”

Spring, 2021 – 2022

Chana Shacham-Rosby received her PhD from the Department of Jewish History at Ben Gurion University in 2019 for her dissertation: “Elijah the Prophet in Medieval Ashkenazi Jewish Culture”. She has been a research fellow at the Center for the Study of Conversion and Inter-Religious Encounters. Her article “Elijah the Prophet: The Guard Dog of Israel” (Jewish History 30(3), 165-182) was awarded best student paper by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Ben-Gurion University in 2016. Shacham-Rosby’s research interests include charting communication channels through which religious and theological knowledge was shared between strata of medieval Jewish society in Europe. As a Starr Fellow at the Center for Jewish Studies, Shacham-Rosby will pursue a project titled: “Knocking at the Gates: Uncovering the Formation of Sha’arei Dura”, focused on the historical and social circumstances that generated the inception, intrinsic properties and subsequent wide-spread circulation of the late thirteenth century Halachic work.