CLAL Faculty 

Rabbi Mark Cohen, Ph.D.

Mark R. Cohen is a CLAL Associate.  He is Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University.  Educated at Brandeis University (B.A.), Columbia University (M.A.), and the Jewish Theological Seminary (M.H.L., Rabbi, Ph.D.), he is a well-known historian of the Jews in Arab lands in the Middle Ages.   

More than 80 articles and reviews by him have been published, and several books including Jewish Self-Government in Medieval Egypt (1980), which won the National Jewish Book Award for Jewish history in 1981; Jewish Life in Medieval Egypt 641-1382, translated into Arabic, a survey written for leaders in the Arab world, 1987; The Autobiography of a Seventeenth-Century Venetian Rabbi: Leon Modena’s Life of Judah, 1988; and, most recently, Under Crescent and Cross: The Jews in the Middle Ages, 1994, which has been translated into Hebrew and Turkish and is about to be translated into German.  

He has lectured widely in the U.S., Europe, Japan, Israel and Egypt and recently has been published on Jewish-Muslim relations for popular consumption in significant newspapers in Germany and Hungary.  



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