Dr. Oded Cohen 2021-2023

Oded Cohen completed B.A and M.A in history at Tel Aviv University. The Ph.D dissertation, written under the supervision of Prof. Elchanan Reiner at The Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies at Tel Aviv University, examined the cultural spaces of the 18th century emissary Rabbi, Chaim Yosef David Azulai (HIDA).

He is currently a Valler postdoctoral fellow at the University of Haifa and has held a research fellowship at the University of Aix-Marseille, France, a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for the study of Conversion & inter-religious Encounters in Ben Gurion University of the Negev and the Lady Davis postdoctoral Fellowship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research deals with Rabbinic Emissaries and Wanderers as Transmitters of Knowledge in the Early Modern Mediterranean Basin. His Book: ‘Ever Turning Blows the Wind’: Cultural Spaces in Rabbi Haim Yosef David Azulay’s World, based on his dissertation, accepted for publication by The Hebrew University Magnes Press.