Department of Hebrew Language
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
My life before BGU:
I was born in Jerusalem (10th generation) and studied in the Tifrach and Mir yeshivas. I studied Arabic for my bachelor's degree at David Yellin College. My master's and doctoral degrees were at Bar-Ilan University, in the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Languages.
"Thanks to a linguistic perspective, the philosopher examining grammar succeeds in apprehending the greater picture of a language system, rather than sticking to the details"
In the field of Hebrew language in the Middle Ages, I research the first Hebrew language scientific dictionaries, which were composed in the 10th and 11th centuries. I am investigating the influences of perceptions in Arabic linguistics of the Middle Ages on the beginning of Hebrew linguistics in the 10th and 11th centuries, and the influences of logical and philosophical perceptions on Hebrew linguistics in the 14th century. I also research the languages of minority groups in Israel, especially Hebrew and Yiddish in Haredi populations.
BGU integrates, in a unique and rare way, research professionalism at the highest level and compassion at the deepest level. This University demonstrates strategic thinking in many areas, in both research and collaborations with national and international centers. Likewise, the University sees its staff as a kind of family and is interested in their success. I am happy to be part of the team at BGU.
An insight from my research:
Thanks to a linguistic perspective, the philosopher examining grammar succeeds in apprehending the greater picture of a language system, rather than sticking to the details.
Something that doesn't appear on my resume:
I am very involved in social activism, focusing on introducing humanistic perspectives into our society, which is becoming more and more materialistic, and on the integration of minorities into central crossroads in society.
A source of inspiration:
The prophet Joshua (especially the last part of the book), the prophet Hosea, the Greek biographer Plutarch and the poet Rachel.
When I grow up:
I will devote more of my time to my family, my children and all those close to me.
If I was not a researcher, I would be: A doctor or poet.
Maccabi or HaPoel? Maccabi.
Winter or Summer? Winter.
Book or Movie? Book.
Night or Morning? Morning. Dawn!
Pizza or hamburger? Beer or wine? Tea or coffee? Pizza, tea and wine.
An isolated cabin in nature or a pampering hotel in the city? An isolated cabin.
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