In our extended New Works Wednesdays series, Daniel Tsadik discusses his new book, "The Jews of Iran and Rabbinic Literature: New Perspectives."
Dr. Tsadik’s book addresses the question of Iranian Jewry’s familiarity with rabbinic literature from the 16th century to the beginning of the 20th century. Many of the book’s theses challenge and revise prevailing views that see this Jewry as largely isolated from world Jewry and its rabbinic legacy.
About the author:
A Fulbright scholar, Dr. Daniel Tsadik obtained his PhD in 2002 from the Yale University History Department. He authored several articles, a book entitled "Between Foreigners and Shi‘is: Nineteenth-Century Iran and its Jewish Minority" (Stanford University Press, 2007), another book entitled "The Jews of Iran and Rabbinic Literature: New Perspectives" (2019) which won the (Israel) Prime Minister Prize, and co-edited the book "Iran, Israel and the Jews: Symbiosis and Conflict from the Archaemenids to the Islamic Republic" (2019). From 2008 to 2020, Professor Tsadik taught at Yeshiva University, where he served as Associate Professor of Sephardic and Iranian Studies. His current research is on Shi‘ite-Jewish polemics.
For more about the book: https://www.mosadharavkook.com/shop/%D7%99%D7%94%D7%95%D7%93%D7%99-%D7%90%D7%99%D7%A8%D7%90%D7%9F-%D7%95%D7%A1%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%AA-%D7%A8%D7%91%D7%A0%D7%99%D7%AA/