David B. Ruderman
David B. Ruderman is the Joseph Meyerhoff Professor of Modern Jewish History and the Ella Darivoff Director of the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ph.D. in Jewish History from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1975.
Rabbinical degree from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, 1971.
- Jewish culture in early modern Europe
- Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern periods.
The World of a Renaissance Jew: The Life and Thought of Abraham b. Mordecai Farissol (Cincinnati, Ohio, Hebrew Union College Press, 1981).
Kabbalah, Magic, and Science: The Cultural Universe of a Sixteenth-Century Jewish Physician (Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1988).
A Valley of Vision: The Heavenly Journey of Abraham Ben Hananiah Yagel (Philadelphia, Pa., University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990 and also published in Hebrew in 1997).
For further publications, consult his History department profile.
- HIST 140 History of Jewish Civilization II (From Late Antiquity to the Seventeenth Century)
- HIST 380 Modern Jewish Intellectual and Cultural History
- HIST 449 Jewish Historical Writing
- HIST 550 Topics in Jewish History
- HIST 550 The Transformation of Jewish Culture in Early Modern Europe