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The Posen Library team is dedicated to curating and expanding a vast collection of text and image sources spanning 3,000 years of Jewish history.
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Posen Library Staff

Lee Eskin

Lee Eskin

editorial associate

Lee Eskin (he/him) is a former teacher with a degree in philosophy focused on the philosophy of language and logic. He has taught and coached students of various ages on their writing process and served as content editor for various website redevelopment projects. In his spare time, he studies Talmud and other Jewish subjects. He currently lives in Brooklyn.

Eve Levavi Feinstein

Eve Levavi Feinstein

editorial associate

Eve Levavi Feinstein (she/her) has over twenty years of editing experience, including three years on the production staff of Harvard Theological Review. She holds a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Harvard University and a B.A. in Near Eastern and Judaic studies from Brandeis University. She is the author of Sexual Pollution in the Hebrew Bible, published by Oxford University Press, and lives in San Jose.

Caroline Gruenbaum

Caroline Gruenbaum

assistant director for digital content

With The Posen Library, Caroline Gruenbaum (she/her) draws on her background in medieval cultures both inside and outside of the Jewish world. She holds a Ph.D. from New York University in Hebrew and Judaic Studies with a specialty in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Her research focuses on intersections and movements between medieval Jewish and non-Jewish texts, and the relationship between religion and secularity in non-rabbinic literature. A native Bostonian, Caroline currently resides outside of Jacksonville.

Maud Kozodoy

Maud Kozodoy

senior editor

Maud Kozodoy (she/her) is a scholar of medieval Jewish history and the history of science. She was previously Senior Editor at Inference: International Review of Science, and earned her Ph.D. in Medieval Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Her book, The Secret Faith of Maestre Honoratus: Profayt Duran and Jewish Identity in Late Medieval Iberia, was published by UPenn Press in 2015. Maud is based in New York City and Massachusetts.

Marsha Lustigman

Marsha Lustigman

manuscript coordinator

Marsha Lustigman’s (she/her) many years of experience as a professional librarian informs her work for The Posen Library. She has served on the executive board of the Association of Jewish Libraries, which actively supports and promotes the publication of Jewish literature in all forms. Originally from Toronto, she holds an M.A. (York University) and an M.L.S. (University of Toronto) and lives in Montreal.

Deborah Dash Moore

Deborah Dash Moore

editor in chief

Deborah Dash Moore (she/her) is the Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History and Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. An American Jewish historian, her work focuses on urban Jews. She is the editor in chief of The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization. She also served as co-editor of The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 10: Late Twentieth Century, 1973–2005.

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Joyce Rappaport

Joyce Rappaport

executive editor

Joyce Rappaport (she/her) has devoted her editorial skills to The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization since 2008, beginning as managing editor and now serving as executive editor. After editing several literary anthologies and books about Jewish culture, she worked from 2004 as copy chief of the YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, also published by Yale University Press. A native of New York City, Joyce earned her doctorate in eighteenth-century poetry at York University and now lives in Montreal.

Sarah Shectman

Sarah Shectman

managing editor

Sarah Shectman (she/her) earned her doctorate in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University and was previously managing editor of the journal Jewish Social Studies. With a background in Hebrew Bible, she is the author of Women in the Pentateuch: A Feminist and Source-Critical Analysis (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2009) and co-editor of The Strata of the Priestly Writings: Contemporary Debate and Future Directions (TVZ, 2009). Sarah lives in San Francisco.

Rachel Weinstein

Rachel Weinstein

chief executive officer, posen center llc

Rachel Weinstein (she/her) has managed academic research initiatives since 1998. She has worked on projects for Harvard University Press, for Columbia University's online academic website, and as a senior researcher for Volume 10 of The Posen Library. Rachel holds degrees from Vassar College and CUNY-Graduate Center. She is based in New York City.

2022–2024 Advisory Board

Sasha Goldstein-Sabbah 
Assistant Professor, Middle Eastern Studies, University of Groningen (Netherlands)

Joshua Heller 
Rabbi, Congregation B’nai Torah (Atlanta)

David Zvi Kalman 
Research Fellow, Shalom Hartman Institute

Arthur Kiron 
Schottenstein-Jesselson Curator of Judaica Collections and Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

Marjorie Lehman 
Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Michelle Margolis 
Norman E. Alexander Librarian for Jewish Studies, Columbia University, and President of the Association of Jewish Librarians

Noam Pianko 
Samuel Stroum Professor of Jewish Studies, University of Washington

Bryan Roby 
Assistant Professor of Judaic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Marina Rustow 
Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East, Professor of Near Eastern Studies, and Professor of History, Princeton University 

Scott Weingart 
Research Affiliate, Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture and Society

Sara Wolkenfeld 
Chief Learning Officer, Sefaria

Founding Advisory Board

Deborah Dash Moore, Editor in Chief 

James E. Young, Founding Editor 

Michel Abitbol 

Robert Alter 

Yehuda Bauer 

Menachem Brinker z"l 

Rachel Elior 

Moshe Halbertal 

Paula E. Hyman z"l 

Sara Japhet 

Yosef Kaplan 

Nadav Na’aman 

Fania Oz-Salzberger 

Antony Polonsky 

Jonathan D. Sarna 

Anita Shapira 

A. B. Yehoshua z"l 

Steven J. Zipperstein