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Dr. Ronnie Perelis

Dr. Ronnie Perelis

Dr. Perelis holds the Chief Rabbi Dr. Isaac Abraham and Jelena (Rachel) Alcalay Chair in Sephardic Studies and is Associate Professor of Sephardic Studies. His research and teaching situate the Sephardim within the context of global trade and the international exchange of ideas. Dr. Perelis is keenly interested in the ways that people, culture and ideas cross borders and transform communities through human encounter and dialogue.





Explorations: Featured Essays :

Tuning in from afar: I reach across the sea with my radio app - Times of Israel
The prophetic charge of Amanda Gorman’s ‘The Hill We Climb’- Times of Israel
Angels and dust: A Yom Kippur conversation with Leonard Cohen 5781- Times of Israel
Living Diasporically in the Zoomisphere - YU News
Race in America: We must all listen more intently - Times of Israel

Board of Directors

Advisory Board

  • Rabbi Arthur Schneier 
  • Dr. Richard Haas
  • Honorable Thomas R. Pickering
  • Elisabeth Nordmann-Schneier
  • Mortimer B. Zuckerman
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