Daniel al-Qūmisī and the mourners of Zion: A brief history of the earliest anti-rabbis

Mar 4, 2024, 12:00 pm1:20 pm



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Eve Krakowski is an associate professor of Near Eastern Studies and Judaic Studies at Princeton University. She studies the social history of the medieval Middle East, mainly through everyday documents preserved in the Cairo Geniza. Her work to date has focused mainly on gender, kinship, and rabbinic law among Jews in Fatimid and Ayyubid Egypt. Her first book, Coming of Age in Medieval Egypt: Women’s Adolescence, Jewish Law, and Ordinary Culture, was published in 2018. She is now working on a second book tentatively title When Judaism Became Rabbinic, which examines how and why new forms of Jewish writing developed and spread widely across the Islamic Mediterranean during the ninth and tenth centuries. 

  • Department of Near Eastern Studies
  • Near Eastern Studies Program