Prof. Yosef Ofer

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Prof. Yosef Ofer
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name: Yosef Ofer

Adress: HaGefen 3, Karme Zur, Gush Etzyon 90400

Tel: 972-2-9961782   email: Yosef.Ofer@biu.ac.il

Website: http://faculty.biu.ac.il/~ofery

 

Research Areas:

                        Masora, biblical cantilation, biblical exegesis, Modern Hebrew

 

High Education

 

1978-1982    study at "Har Etzion" Yeshiva and its Teachers Training Institute, culminating in high-school Bible teaching diploma

 

1979-1982 Studies for Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science at Hebrew University in Jerusalem

 

1984-1987     Graduate degree studies in Hebrew Language at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Dissertation on the topic: "The Aleppo Codex in light of the annotations by M.D. Cassuto" (under the supervision of Prof. Y. Yeivin)

 

1988-1996     Ph. D. degree (Somma Com Laude) in Hebrew Language at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Dissertation on the topic: "The Babylonian Masora of the Pentateuch, its Principles and Methods" (under the supervision of Prof. Y. Yeivin and Prof. M. Bar-Asher)

 

Occupation

 

1988-1990 Editorial Secretary of Tarbiz - A Quarterly for Jewish Studies, Jerusalem

 

1990-2000 Asst. instructor in the Hebrew Language Department at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem

 

1990-1998      Scientific secretary at the Hebrew Language Academy in Jerusalem: secretary of Grammar committee and the committee of law terms and editor of the Academy Proceedings.

 

1996-2006 Head of the Bible Department at Herzog College at Yeshivat Har Etzyon in Allon Shevut.

 

1998-1999 Teaching at the Bible Department, Bar-Ilan University.

 

2000-2006 Senior lecturer at the Bible Department, Bar-Ilan University.

 

March 2001 A Member of the Academy of the Hebrew Language.

 

from 2006 Associate Professor at the Bible Department, Bar-Ilan University.

 

 

Prizes and Grants

 

1994   The Nehemiah Alloni Prize, awarded by the Ben-Zvi Institute, for studies of the Masora and doctoral research program.

 

1995          Fellow in "Hebrew Language Science and Literature" research group, at the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem

 

1994   The Moshe Goshen-Gottstein Prize, awarded by the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, for studies of the Masora and doctoral Thesis

 

1997   The Ephraim Urbach Post-Doctoral Fellowship grant, awarded by the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture in New York.

 

1999-2000   Post-Doctoral Felloship at Eliezer Ben-Yehuda Center for the Research of the Hebrew Language in the Hebrew University in Jerusaem

 

2008-2010 A personal research grant (no. 432/08) of the Israel Sceince Foundation, with Dr. Jonathan Jacobs, on "The Addenda to Nahmanides' Torah Commentary Written in Eretz Israel"

 

2013-2015 A personal research grant of the Israel Sceince Fundation on "Annotated Critical Edition of Rabbi David Kimhi's Sefer ha-Shorashim"

 

Ben Zevi Prize for the book “Nanmanides’ Torah Commentary Addenda Written in the Land of Israel”2017 

 

 

 


 

Publications

Yosef Ofer: List of Publications

 

 

Refereed Publications

 

 

Books (as author)

1.       The Babylonian Masora of the Pentateuch, its Principles and Methods, The Academy of the Hebrew Language and the Hebrew University Magnes Press, Jerusalem 2001, 604 pp. (in Hebrew)

2.      [with J. Jacobs:] Nahmanides' Torah Commentary Addenda - Written in the Land of Israel, World Union of Jewish Studies & Herzog Academic College Research Authority, Jerusalem 2013, 718 pp. (in Hebrew)

 

Books and Journals (as editor)

1.       Megadim - Journal of Biblical Studies, Tevunot Press, Herzog College at Yeshivat Har Etzion, Alon Shevut, vol. 1-48 (1989-2008) (in Hebrew)

2.       [member in the editorial board of:] Leshonenu La'am - A Popular Journal for the Hebrew Language, The Secretariat of the Academy of the Hebrew Language, Jerusalem, vol. XLII-LVI, 1991-2008. (in Hebrew)

3.       Proceedings of the Academy of the Hebrew Language (Zikhronot Ha'Aqademya Lallashon Ha'Ivrit), vol. 35-37 (for the years 1988-1990; with Yig'al Yanai), Jerusalem 1992; vol. 38-40 (for the years 1991-1993), Jerusalem 1995; vol. 41-43 (for the years 1994-1996), Jerusalem 1998. (in Hebrew)

4.       Mordechai Breuer, Pirqe Bereshit, Tevunot Press, Herzog College at Yeshivat Har Etzion, Alon Shevut 1998, 728 pp. (in Hebrew)

5.       Jerusalem Crown - The Bible of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, [Torah, Prophets and Hagiographa according to the text and the Masora of the Aleppo Codex and related manuscripts, according to the method of Rav Mordechai Breuer with explanations of the version principles, scientific responsibility on that edition: Yosef Ofer], Jerusalem 2000, 874 + 34 pp.

6.       D. Lyons, The Cumulative Masora - Text, Form and Transmission - with a Facsimal Critical Edition of the Cumulative Masora in the Cairo Prophets Codex, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press, Beer Sheva 1999, 210+xii pp. (in Hebrew)

7.       Israel Yeivin, The Biblical Masorah, The Academy of the Hebrew Language, Jerusalem 2003, 254 pp. (in Hebrew)

8.       The 'Aspects Theory' of Rav Mordechai Breuer: Articles and Responses, Alon Shevut 2005, 396 pp. (in Hebrew)

9.       [with Shmuel Vargon, Jordan S. Penkower and Jacob Klein], Studies in Bible and Exegesis, vol VII, Presented to Menachem Cohen, Ramat Gan 2005, 510 +xxvi pp. (in Hebrew)

10.     Jedidiah Solomon Raphael Norzi, Minhat Shay on the Torah, Critical Edition, Introduction and Notes by Zvi Betser, Jerusalem 2005, 428 pp. (in Hebrew)

11.     [with Moshe Bar-Asher and Noah Hacham], Teshura Le-'Amos: Collected Studies in Biblical Exegesis Presented to 'Amos Hakam, Alon shevut 2007, 581 pp. (in Hebrew)

12.     Mordechai Breuer, Pirqe Yeshayahu, Tevunot Press, Herzog College at Yeshivat Har Etzion, Alon Shevut 2010, 254 pp. (in Hebrew)

13.     [with Rafael I. Zer], Israel: Linguistic Studies in the Memory of Israel Yeivin, Jerusalem 2011, 464+xxxii pp. (in Hebrew)

 

Reviews of books in periodicals

1        "A New Edition of miqraot gedolot" (on: Mikra'ot Gedolot Haketer... edited with an Introduction by Menachem Cohen, Bar-Ilan University, 1992), Tarbiz vol. LXI (1991), pp. 163-171 (in Hebrew).

2        "The Babylonian Masorah to the Pentateuch in a Tiberian Rescension" (on: Mordechai Breuer, ed., The Masorah Magna to the Pentateuch by Shemuel ben Ya'aqov [MS למ], New York 1992), Leshonenu LVI (1992), pp. 269-283 (in Hebrew).

3        "The Secret of the Pausal Forms"(on: Israel Ben-David, Contextual and Pausal Forms in Biblical Hebrew, Jerusalem 1995), Tarbiz vol. LXVIII (1999), pp. 437-447 (in Hebrew).

4        "The Accumulative Masorah and Word Study" (on: Aron dotan, The Awakening of Word Lore: From the Masora to the Beginnings of Hebrew Lexicography, Jerusalem 2005), Leshonenu LXVII (2005), pp. 399-413 (in Hebrew).

5        "Determining the Biblical Text according to the Masora - Rabbi Breuer's system and its sources", Jewish Studies Internet Journal 7 (2008), pp. 147-161 (http://www.biu.ac.il/JS/JSIJ/7-2008/Ofer.pdf). (in Hebrew)

 

Articles

1        "Two Issues in the Masora", in: M. Bar-Asher (ed.), Language Studies II-III, Jerusalem 1987, pp. 377-386 (in Hebrew).

2        "M.D. Cassuto's Notes on the Aleppo Codex", Sefunot - Studies and Sources on the History of the Jewish Communities in the East, NS vol. 4 (19), Jerusalem 1989, pp. 277-344 (in Hebrew).

3        "The Masoretic Divisions (sedarim) in the Books of the Prophets and Hagiographa", Tarbiz - A Quarterly for Jewish Studies, vol. LVIII (1989), pp. 155-189 (in Hebrew). [The second part of this article was reprinted in: Likkutei Tarbiz 6: Studies in Jewish Liturgy – A Reader Selected by Hananel Mack, 2003, pp. 149-185]

4        "A Fragment of Exodus from the Missing Part of the Aleppo Codex", Pe'amim 41 (autumn 1989), pp. 41-48 (in Hebrew).

5        "The Aleppo Codex and the Bible of R. Shalom Shachna Yelin", in: M. Bar-Asher (ed.), Rabbi Mordechai Breuer Festschrift - Collected Papers in Jewish Studies, Jerusalem 1992, pp. 295-353 (in Hebrew).

6        "Aharon ben Asher's Masorah in the Aleppo Codex", in: M. Bar-Asher (ed.), Language Studies V-VI - Israel Yeivin Festschrift, Jerusalem 1992, pp. 481-500 (in Hebrew).

7        "The Notation of Shewa at the End of a Word in the Tiberian Vocalization System", Leshonenu LVII (1992), pp. 109-118 (in Hebrew).

8        "Majufes and Yom ze mekhubbad", Tarbiz vol. LXIII (1994), p. 597 (in Hebrew).

9        "Vocalization Signs in Cairo Genizah Manuscripts of the Damascus Covenant", Appendix to the introduction to the Damascus Document ,in: J. H. Charlesworth (ed.), The Dead Sea Scrolls - Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Texts with English Tanslations, vol. 2, Tubingen 1995, pp.10-11

10      "Masoretic List of Babylonian Origin of Dotted Words in the Pentateuch", in: E.J. Revell (ed.), Proceedings of the Twelfth International Congress of the International Organization for Masoretic Studies - Masoretic Studies 8, 1996, pp.71-85

11      "The Relation of Different Masora Types to Grammar", in: M. Bar-Asher (ed.), Hebrew Through The Ages - In Memory of Shoshanna Bahat, Studies in Language II, Jerusalem 1997, pp. 51-69 (in Hebrew).

12      "A Masoretic Processing of Dictionary Values of mahberet Menahem", Leshonenu LXII (1999), pp. 189-255 (in Hebrew).

13      "Masoretic Comments on Grammar in MS לס (A Manuscript from St. Petersburg Containing the Tafsir of Saadia Gaon)", in: A. Maman (ed.), Language Studies VIII, Jerusalem 2001, pp. 49-75 (in Hebrew).

14      "Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil" (Gen. 3,22) - interpretation and Reading Traditions in Tiberias and Babylonia", in: A. Bazaq (ed.), Al Derekh Ha'Aavot - Articles about Bible and Education, Alon Shevut 2001, pp. 419-431 (in Hebrew).

15      "The History and Authority of the Aleppo Codex"; "The Jerusalem Crown and Its Editorial Principles", in: M. Glatzer (ed.), Jerusalem Crown - The Bible of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Companion Volume, Jerusalem 2001, pp. 24-58

16      "A New Edition of the Bible", Leshonenu LXIV (2002), pp. 181-206 (in Hebrew).

16a.   "The Preparation of the Jerusalem Crown Edition of the Bible Text", Hebrew Studies XLIV (2003), pp. 87-117

17      "A Masoretic Note in the Aleppo Codex Concerning the Composite Words", Textus XXI (2002), pp. 209-233.

18      "Waw-Yod Interchanges in the Bible And their Reflection in Masora Notes", Zvi Betzer Memorial Volume: Mehkere Morashtenu 2-3 (2004), pp. 69-84 (in Hebrew)

19      "The Separation of the Tiberian Punctuation and Cantillation Systems", Leshonenu LXVI (2004), pp. 297-313 (in Hebrew).

20      "The Masora Quires Appended to the Aleppo Codex - According to a Copy Found in S. Baer's archives", Studies in Bible and Exegesis VII, 2005, pp. 137-162 (in Hebrew).

21      "Interrogative He in Accumulative Masoretic Lists", Language Studies X (2005), pp. 139-157 (in Hebrew).

22      [with: Yoel Elitzur:] "The Shrine and the Book: Impressions from an Excursion to the Shrine of the Book after its Re-opening", Al Atar 13-14, 2006, pp. 201-220 (in Hebrew)

23      " 'I have corrected Everything' – The Versions of Rashi's Commentary on Ezekiel", in:  M. Bar-Asher, N. Hacham and Y. Ofer (eds.), Teshura Le-'Amos: Collected Studies in Biblical Exegesis Presented to 'Amos Hakham, Alon shevut 2007, pp. 29-60 (in Hebrew)

24      "Abraham Firkovich and the Dedication Inscription of the Aleppo Codex", HUCA 76 (2005), pp. 259-272

25      "Umberto Cassuto, the Allepo Codex and the first Bibble Edition of the Hebrew University", in: Robert Bonfil (ed.), Umberto (Moshe David) Cassuto, (Italia: conference Supplement Series, 3), Jerusalem 2007, pp. 31-45 (in Hebrew)

26      "When was Dayaqot – R. Shmuel Ben Meir's Grammatical Treatise – Written?", Shnaton: An Annual for Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies  17 (2007), pp. 233-251. (in Hebrew)

27      "The Beginning of Israeli Pronunciation", in: A. Maman, S.E. Fassberg and Y. Breuer (eds.), Sha'arei Lashon: Studies in Hebrew, Aramaic and Jewish Languages Presented to Moshe Bar-Asher, Jerusalem (Bialik Institute) 2007, Vol. III, pp. 166-172

28      "Rashi's Covert Rejection of Midrashim as Reflected in his Commentary on the Pentateuch", Studies in Bible and Exegesis VIII: Presented to Elazar Touitou, 2008, pp. 279-291 (in Hebrew).

29      “The Maps of the Land of Israel in Rashi’s Commentary on the Torah and the Status of MS Leipzig 1", Tarbiz 76 (2007), pp. 435-443 (in Hebrew)

30      "Ketiv and Qere: The Phenomenon, Its Notation, and Its Reflection in Early Rabbinic Literature" (parts 1-2), Leshonenu 70 (2008), pp. 55-73 (in Hebrew)

31      "Ketiv and Qere: The Phenomenon, Its Notation, and Its Reflection in Early Rabbinic Literature" (part 3-4), Leshonenu 71 (2009), pp. 255-279 (in Hebrew)

32      "The Two Lists of Addenda to Nahmanides’ Torah Commentary: Who Wrote Them?", Jewish Studies Quarterly 15 (2008), pp. 321-352

33      "Methods of Encoding in Samuel de Archevolti’s Arugat Ha-Bosem", European Journal of Jewish Studies 2.1 (2008), pp. 45-63

34      "A Diagram of the Open Land of the Levite Cities in Nahmanides' Commentary on the Torah", The Jewish Quarterly Review 99:2 (Spring 2009), pp. 271-283

35      “Mnemonic signs in the Masora of the Aleppo Codex", Megadim 50, 2009, pp. 171-198 (in Hebrew).

36      "Methods and Sources of Yedidya Shelomo Norzi in his Treatise Minhat Shay", Textus 24 (2009), pp. 287-312

37      "A Babylonian List of Open and Closed Parashiyot in the Pentateuch", in: M. Bar-Asher and C. E. Cohen (eds.), Mas'at Aharon: Linguistic Studies Presented to Aron Dotan, Jerusalem 2009, pp. 392-434. (in Hebrew)

38      "Biblical Fragments" (a Catalogue), in: David Rosenthal (ed.), The Cairo Geniza Collection in Geneva: Catalogue and Studies, Jerusalem 2010, pp. 46-57 (in Hebrew)

39      "The Bible Verse Count According to Ben-Naftali", in: David Rosenthal (ed.), The Cairo Geniza Collection in Geneva: Catalogue and Studies, Jerusalem 2010, pp. 208-223 (in Hebrew)

40      "An Old Manuscript with Babylonian Vocalization of the Hagiographa",Israel: Linguistic Studies in the Memory of Israel Yeivin, Jerusalem 2011, pp.129-154 (in Hebrew)

41      "Gam Ba-Miqra Dam BaMishna: a mystery in the Babylonian Masora and its Solutuon", LeZikhro shel Israel Yeivin (Memorial to Israel Yeivin), Jerusalem 2012, pp. 36-45 (in Hebrew)

42      "Why Did Nahmanides Misread the Inscription on the Sheqel-coin?", Tarbiz 80 (2012), pp. 261-264 (in Hebrew)

43      "The Terms Masora Gedola and Masora Qetanna: From the Masoretic Period to Norzi's Minhat Shay", Leshonenu 74 (2012), pp. 279-303 (in Hebrew)

44    "Nahmanides' Interpretations Concerning Rachel's Tomb in the Development of His Commentary on the Torah", in: M. Avioz, E. Assis & Y. Shemesh (eds.), Zer Rimonim: Studies in Biblical Literature and Jewish Exegesis Presented to Professor Rimon Kasher, SBL: International Voices in Biblical Studies, Atlanta 2013, pp. 562-587 (in Hebrew)

45    "The Masora Term humsha: The most Ancient Mention of the 'Five Megillot', in: M. Bar-Asher & I. Meir (editors), Nit'e Ilan: Studies in Hebrew and Related Fields Presented to Ilan Eldar, Carmel Publishing House, Jerusalem 2014, pp. 309-320 (in Hebrew)

46    [with A. Lubotzky], "The Masorah as an Error Correcting Code", Tarbiz 82 (2014), pp. 89-113 (in Hebrew)

47     [with J. Jacobs:] "Nahmanides' addenda to his Commentary on the Pentateuch in light of Ms Cambridge 525", Journal of Jewish Studies LXV 1 (Spring 2014), pp. 113-128

48      "Three Enigmatic Notes from the Babylonian Masorah Comparing the Language of the Hebrew Bible and the Mishnah", The Text of the Hebrew Bible: from the Rabbis to the Masoretes, Jorunal of Ancient Judaism Supplements 13 (2014), pp. 207-214

49     "Acrostic Signatures in Masoretic Notes", Vetus Testamentum 65 (2015), pp. 230-246.

50   "Acrostic Signatures in Masoretic Notes and their Development", Leshonenu 78 (2016), pp. 60-77.  

51    "A Fragment of the Aleppo Codex (Exodus 8) that Reached Israel", Textus 26 (2016), pp. 173-198    

52     "The Tiberian Tradition of Reading the Bible and the Masoretic System”, in: W. Randall Garr & Steven Fassberg (eds.), A Handbook of Biblical Hebrew, Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns 2016, Vol. 1, Cha. 4, pp .187-202.

53     “Taame Hamiqra and King Cyrus”, Lashon Le-Zion: Daat Lashon 2 (2016), pp. 147-155 (in Hebrew)

 

Encyclopedic entries:

  1. 'Ben Asher, Aaron ben Moses', Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Berlin &Boston: De Gruyter, Vol 3, 2012, cols. 826-829
  2. 'Ben Naphtali, Moses ben David', Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Vol 3, 2012, cols. 875-876.
  3. 'Cairo Codex', Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Vol 4, 2012, cols. 769-770.
  4. 'The Five scrolls', Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, [in press].
  5. “Aleppo Codex”, Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (General Editor: Geoffrey Khan), Leiden & Boston 2013, vol. 1, pp. 84-85
  6. "'Aṯe Meraḥiq", Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, vol. 1, p. 231
  7. "Deḥiq", Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, vol. 1, pp. 690-691
  8. "Mappiq", Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, vol. 2, p. 577
  9. "Masora, Babylonian", Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, vol. 2, pp. 585-588
  10. “St. Petersburg I Firkovitch B19a Manuscript of the Hebrew Bible ", vol. 3, pp. 617-618

 

Lectures in scientific conferences

1.      "The Masoretic Divisions (sedarim) in the Books of the Prophets and Hagiographa", The tenth International Congress of the International Organization for Masoretic Studies, Jerusalem, 1989.

2.      "The Notation of Shewa at the End of a Word in the Tiberian Vocalization System", The eleventh International Congress of the International Organization for Masoretic Studies, Jerusalem, 1993

3.      "Masoretic List of Babylonian Origin of Dotted Words in the Pentateuch", The Twelfth International Congress of the International Organization for Masoretic Studies, Cambridge, July the 15th, 1995

4.      "A Masoretic Processing of Dictionary Values of mahberet Menahem", The Thirteenth Congress of the International Organization for Masoretic Studies (IOMS), in association with the Twelfth World Congress of Jewish Studies, July 29th 1997.

5.      "Signs of antiquity in the Babylonian Masora", Twelfth World Congress of Jewish Studies, August 4th 1997.

6.      "A Masoretic Note in the Aleppo Codex Concerning the Composite Words", The Fifteenth Congress of the International Organization for Masoretic Studies (IOMS), in association with the Seventeenth IOSOT Congress, Basel, August 6th 2001.

7.      "Abraham Firkovitch and the Dedicatory Inscription of the Aleppo Codex", The Sixteenth Congress of the International Organization for Masoretic Studies (IOMS), in association with the Thirteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, August 12th 2001.

8.      "The Precision of the "Jerusalem Crown" Bible and Its Proofs", Thirteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, August 14th 2001.

9.      "Cassuto and the Aleppo Codex", From Firence to Jerusalem, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, May 23rd 2002.

10.  ”Interrogative He in Accumulative Masora Lists” ,The Seventeenth Congress of the International Organization for Masoretic Studies (IOMS), in association with the SBL Congress, Cambridge, July 22nd, 2003.

11.  "Methods and Sources of Shelomo Yedidya Norzi in his Treatise "Minhat Shay"", The Eighteenth Congress of the International Organization for Masoretic Studies (IOMS), in association with the the Eighteenth IOSOT Congress, Lyden, August 3rd 2004.

12.  "A Babylonian List of Petuhot and Setumot Connected with "Sefer Tagge"", The Ninteenth Congress of the International Organization for Masoretic Studies (IOMS), in association with the Fourteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, July 31st 2005

13.  "Methods of Encoding in Samuel de Archivolti's book Arugat Ha-Bosem", the Eighth Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS), Moscow, July 25th 2006.

14.  "Mnemonic signs in the Masora of the Aleppo Codex", "Syrian Jewry: Diaspora Community That Is No More" international conference, Bar Ilan University, Israel, May 29th, 2007.

15.  "The Bible Verse Count According to Ben-Naftali", The 20th Congress of the International Organization for Masoretic Studies (IOMS) in association with the Nintinth IOSOT Congress - Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 16th 2007.

16.  "Ha-Keter Software for Computerized Masoretic Bible Text Retrieval", Bible & Computers 2008 Conference (Bible and Computers: Present and Future of a Discipline), Organizing institution:  Universidad Complutense de Madrid, El Escorial (Madrid), 17 June 2008.

17.   "The Supercommentary of Rav Yehuda Uziel from Fez – on Rashi Torah Commentary", Marrakesh, July 11th 2009, The Heritage of the Spanish Jewry from the expulsion till nowadays, Madrid and Morocco, July 5-16, 2009

18.   "An Ancient Manuscript of the Hagiographa with Babylonian punctuatuion", The Twenty First Congress of the International Organization for Masoretic Studies (IOMS), in association with the Fifteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 2nd 2009

19.   "The Addenda to Nahmanides' Commentary to the Pentateuch and its reflection in the manuscripts", The Fifteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 3rd 2009

20.   "The Usage of the terms 'Masora Gedola', and 'Miqra Gedola' and the initials במ"ג in Norzi's Minhat Shay", The 23rd Congress of IOMS - In conjunction with the 20th Congress of IOSOT, Helsinki, Finland, August 2nd, 2010

21.   "Two Masoretic Notes from the Lost Pages of the Aleppo Codex", EABS Congress, Thessaloniki, August 10th, 2011

22.      "Nahmanides exegesis about Rachel's Tomb in the two editions of his Pentateuch Commentary", International Conference on Medieval Exegesis , University of Haifa, May 23rd, 2011

23.      "The Development of the Pentateuch Commentary of Nahmanides", 2012 International meeting of SBL, Amsterdam July 24th, 2012

24.      "Scientific and geographical knowledge in Nahmanides' Commentary on the Torah – in its original edition and in the addenda written in the Land of Israel", Third International Conference on Family, Society and Daily Life in the Sefardi World, Girona, June 18th, 2013

25.      "The Writing of Prophets and Hagiographa Scrolls according to the Aleppo Codex: New Evidence", The Twenty Forth Congress of the International Organization for Masoretic Studies (IOMS), in association with the sixteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, July 28th 2013

26.      "Nahmanides' attitude towards embarrassing interpretations included in the early version of his Torah commentary", The Sixteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, July 31st 2013

27.      "Masora as Error Correcting Code", Twenty-fifth congress of the International Organization for Masoretic Studies (IOMS) in conjunction with IOSOT 2013 Munich, August 6th, 2013  

28   "Acrostic Signatures in Masoretic Notes", Tenth Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS), Paris, July 22nd 2014

29   "The Origin of the Term "Tanakh" for the Three Parts of Scripture", the European Association for Biblical Studies (EABS), 2015 Annual Meeting, Cordoba, July 15th 2015

30  “The Genesis Manuscripts from the Vienna Papyrus Collection”, The Texts of the Bible from the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Biblical Manuscripts of the Vienna Papyrus Collection: 15th International Orion Symposium, Jerusalem, April 13, 2016

31    "Special Pronunciation of the Letter Pe in Three Words in the Book of Daniel”, European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS), 2016 Annual Meeting, Leuven, Belgium, July 19th, 2016

32    “Two Masoretic Notes about Words Vocalized with a qāmeṣ and Their Metamorphosis”, XXII Congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT), Stellenbosch, South Africa, September 8th, 2016

Research

Research Areas:

                        Masora, biblical cantilation, biblical exegesis, Modern Hebrew