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Ronnie Perelis

Ronnie
Perelis

Chief Rabbi Dr. Isaac Abraham and Jelena (Rachel) Alcalay Chair in Sephardic Studies; Associate Professor of Sephardic Studies

perelis@yu.edu

212-960-5400

Wilf campus - Belfer Hall
Room#1120

Ronnie Perelis is the Chief Rabbi Dr. Isaac Abraham and Jelena (Rachel) Alcalay Associate Professor of Sephardic Studies at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies of Yeshiva University. His research explores connections between Iberian and Jewish culture during the medieval and early modern periods. His essays on Sephardic history investigate the dynamics of religious transformation within the context of the crypto-Jewish experience. His forthcoming book, Blood and Faith (Indiana University Press), explores family and identity in the Sephardic Atlantic world. Perelis’ engages his students in critical thinking about the past and the nature of culture. He is energized by the passion, curiosity and intelligence of his students at Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women and at the Revel Graduate School.

Jewish Culture and Society in Medieval Iberia; Post-Expulsion Sephardic Diasporas; Early Modern Jewish Autobiography and Travel Literature; Inquisition and Crypto-Judaism: Colonial Latin America; Atlantic Studies. Latin American Jewish Culture

Blood and Faith: Family and Identity in the Early Modern Sephardic Atlantic (Indiana University Press, 2016)

perelis@yu.edu

212-960-5400

Wilf campus - Belfer Hall
Room#1120

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Fall 2018
Jew Culture in Med Spain
JHI 6384

 

The Jews of Medieval Spain
JHIS 1335

 

The New World:Txtual Encountrs
INTC 1008H

 

Summer 2018
Honors Prog Senior Project II
JUDS 4920H

 

Seph Reactions to Persecution
JHI 6388

 

Spring 2018
Honors Prog Senior Project II
JUDS 4920H

 

Jewish Presence in Lat America
JHI 5580

 

Topics
JHIS 4932

 

Topics:
JHIS 4931

 

Fall 2017
Honors Prog Senior Project I
JUDS 4910H

 

Jew Culture in Med Spain
JHI 6384

 

Jews in Medieval Spain
JHI 1340

 

The Jews of Medieval Spain
JHIS 1335

 

The New World:Txtual Encountrs
INTC 1008H

 

Spring 2017
Jews in Medieval Spain
JHI 2340

 

Marranos and Other Heretics
JHI 6407

 

Topics:
JHIS 4930