Graduate Theological Union

Deena Aranoff

Center for Jewish Studies
Director of Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies
Senior Lecturer in Medieval Jewish Studies

Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2006

PhD, Columbia University

Phone: 510/649-2487

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Jewish society and culture in medieval and early-modern Europe
  • Rabbinic literature
  • Medieval patterns of Jewish thought
  • Continuity and change in Jewish history

Selected Publications

  • "'Judaism over Time,' Reflections on Yosef Yerushalmi’s Zakhor," Sh’ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas, 2012.
  • “Elijah Levita: A Jewish Hebraist,” Jewish History, 2008