Faculty Directory

Deena Aranoff

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

Core Doctoral Faculty
At the GTU since
(510) 649-2487
Degrees and Certifications

PhD, Columbia University

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