Articles and Book Chapters:

“‘A Day’s Journey’: Spatial Perceptions and Geographic Imagination in Benjamin of Tudela’s Book of Travels,” Jewish Quarterly Review 109, no. 2: (2019): 203-32.

“Sephardic Migration and Cultural Transfer: The Ottoman and Spanish Expansion through a Cinquecento Jewish Lens.” Journal of Early Modern History 21, no. 6 (2017): 516-42.

“Jewish-Muslim Encounters in the Holy Land.” In Jerusalem, 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven. Ed. Barbara Drake Boehm and Melanie Holcomb, 21-22. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016.

“The Sacred Text as a Mental Map: Biblical and Rabbinic ‘Place’ in Medieval Jewish Travel Writing.” In Envisioning Judaism: Studies in Honor of Peter Schäfer on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday. Ed. Ra‘anan S. Boustan, Klaus Herrmann, Reimund Leicht, Annette Y. Reed and Giuseppe Veltri, 1:395-417. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013.

“From Lofty Caliphs to Uncivilized ‘Orientals’: Images of the Muslim in Medieval Jewish Travel Literature.” Jewish Studies Quarterly 18, no. 1 (2011): 64-90.

“An Ex-Sabbatean’s Remorse? Sambari’s Polemics against Islam.” Jewish Quarterly Review 97, no. 3 (2007): 347-78.

“Interreligious Polemics in Medieval Spain: Biblical Interpretation between Ibn Ḥazm, Shlomoh Ibn Adret, and Shim‘on Ben Ṣemaḥ Duran.” In Gershom Scholem (1897-1982): In Memoriam. Ed. Joseph Dan, vol. 2, English part, 35-57. Jerusalem: Hebrew University, 2007.

“Exposed to all the Currents of the Mediterranean: A Sixteenth-Century Venetian Rabbi on Muslim History.” Association for Jewish Studies Review 29, no. 1 (2005): 33-60.

“Joseph ha-Kohen, Paolo Giovio, and Sixteenth-Century Historiography.” In Cultural Intermediaries: Jewish Intellectuals in Early Modern Italy. Ed. David B. Ruderman and Giuseppe Veltri, 67-85. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.

“Alexandria oder Kairo: Die Metamorphose einer Stadtgründungslegende in der hellenistischen, islamischen und jüdischen Literatur.” In Jewish Studies between the Disciplines—Judaistik zwischen den Disziplinen: Papers in Honor of Peter Schäfer on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday. Ed. Klaus Herrmann, Margarete Schlüter and Giuseppe Veltri, 279-98. Leiden: Brill, 2003 [“Alexandria or Cairo: The Metamorphosis of a Foundation Legend in Hellenistic, Islamic, and Jewish Literatures”].

“Das ambivalente Islambild eines venezianischen Juden des 16. Jahrhunderts: Capsalis Osmanische Chronik.” Judaica 58, no. 1 (2002): 2-17 [“The Ambivalent Attitude of a 16th-century Venetian Jew toward Islam: Capsali’s Ottoman Chronicle”].

“David ha-Re’uveni: ein ‘zionistisches Experiment’ im Kontext der europäischen Expansion des 16. Jahrhunderts?” In An der Schwelle zur Moderne: Juden in der Renaissance. Ed. Giuseppe Veltri and Anette Winkelmann, 191-206. Leiden: Brill, 2002 [“David ha-Re’uveni: A ‘Zionist Experiment’ in the Context of the 16th-century European Expansion?”].

“Pagane Tempel in Palästina: rabbinische Aussagen im Vergleich mit archäologischen Funden.” In The Talmud Yerushalmi and Graeco-Roman Culture II. Ed. Peter Schäfer and Cathrine Hezser, 139-59. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2000 [“Pagan Temples in Palestine: Rabbinic Statements Compared to Archeological Findings.”]

“Römische Thermenkultur im Spiegel des Talmud Yerushalmi.” In The Talmud Yerushalmi and Graeco-Roman Culture. Ed. Peter Schäfer, 219-311. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1998 [“Roman Bathing Culture as Mirrored in the Talmud Yerushalmi”].

“Theatres and Performances as Reflected in the Talmud Yerushalmi.” In The Talmud Yerushalmi and Graeco-Roman Culture. Ed. Peter Schäfer, 327-47. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1998.


Magische Texte aus der Kairoer Geniza. Vol. 1. Ed. Peter Schäfer and Shaul Shaked. In collaboration with Martin Jacobs, Claudia Rohrbacher-Sticker and Giuseppe Veltri. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1994. 329 pages [Magical Texts from the Cairo Geniza; an edition together with German translation and commentary of Hebrew and Aramaic texts].

Work in Progress:

Book project: Empires from the Margin: Early Modern Jewish Chroniclers on the Spanish and Ottoman Expansion (in progress).

Book chapter: “Flying Camels and Other Remarkable Species: Natural Marvels in Medieval Hebrew Travel Accounts” [accepted].


The Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture. Ed. Judith R. Baskin (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 614-15:

  • “Travel Writing, Middle Ages and Early Modern Period”.

Handwörterbuch zur deutschen Rechtsgeschichte. Ed. Adalbert Erler, Ekkehard Kaufmann and Dieter Werkmüller. Berlin: E. Schmidt:

  • “Talmud.” Vol. 5 (1998), 118-22.

Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche. 3rd edition. Ed. Walter Kasper. Freiburg: Herder:

  • “Patriarchen II. Judentum.” Vol. 7 (1998), 1461-62.
  • “Sanhedrin.” Vol. 9 (2000), 9-11.

Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Ed. Robert E. Bjork. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2010:

  • “Polemics, Jewish (with Muslims).” Vol. 3, 1327.

Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart (RGG), 4th edition. Ed. Hans Dieter Betz, Don S. Browning, Bernd Janowski and Eberhard Jüngel. 9 vols. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1998-200); and its updated English translation titled Religion Past and Present (RPP). 14 vols. Leiden: Brill, 2006-2013

  • “Aaron: II. Early Judaism”; “Aaronic Blessing: II. Early Judaism”; “Akiba ben Joseph”; “David: III. Judaism, 1. Antiquity”; “Ethnarch”; “Judah ha-Nasi”; “Molko, Solomon”; “Nasi”; “Pesiqta”; “Qohelet Rabbah”; “Rabbi: I. Terminology”; “Rabbi: II. Judaism, 1. Antiquity”; “Resh Galuta”; “Sanhedrin”; “Scribes (Soferim)”; “Tannaim”; “Tarfon”; “Ten Lost Tribes of Israel”; “Usha”; “Wayyiqra Rabba”; “Yohanan ben Zakkai”.

Book Reviews:

“Esperanza Alfonso, Islamic Culture through Jewish Eyes.” Association for Jewish Studies Review 33 (2009): 404-7.

“Azariah de’ Rossi. The Light of the Eyes, translated from the Hebrew with an introduction and annotations by Joanna Weinberg.” Jewish Quarterly Review 93, no. 1-2 (2002): 299-302.

“Martin Kramer (ed.). The Jewish Discovery of Islam.” Judaica 56 (2000): 223-5.

“David Goodblatt. The Monarchic Principle.” Frankfurter Judaistische Beiträge 21 (1994): 171-6.

Conference Report:

“Jewish Scholarship and Philosophy in the Renaissance, Wolfenbüttel, 17-19 September 2000.” In: European Association of Jewish Studies Newsletter 10 (2001): 20-4 [also in: Wolfenbütteler Bibliotheks-Informationen 2 (2000)].


“The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela.” In Jews and Journeys: Travels and the Performance of Jewish Identity. An Exhibition from the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. 2011-2012 Fellows at the University of Pennsylvania

“Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Polemics in Spain.” In And We have Revealed to You …; Jewish Biblical Interpretation in a Comparative Context. An Exhibition from the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. 2001-2002 Fellows at the University of Pennsylvania