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Haim Weiss

Haim Weiss
Fellow 07/2019 and 07/2020

Prof. Dr. Haim Weiss

Raum: SGLG 318

Tel.: +49 941 943-5971

E-Mail: weissh@bgu.ac.il


Kurzbiografie

Education

  • B.A. 1993- 1996The Hebrew University, Department of Hebrew Literature and General Studies
  • M.A. 1996- 2000The Hebrew University, Department of Hebrew Literature (Distinction), Thesis Advisor: Prof. Galit Hasan-Rokem - Thesis Title: “For He Was Growing In an Unearthly Way…”, A Freudian Enquiry into the Childhood of Moses
  • Ph.D.2001 – 2006The Hebrew University, Department of Hebrew Literature Dissertation Advisor: Prof. Galit Hasan-Rokem - Thesis Title: The Role of Dreams in Rabbinic Literature: Cultural Aspects - A Literary Reading in the Talmudic "Dreams Tractate" (TB Berakhot 55a-57b)

Employment History

  • 2018 - Associate Professor, Department of Hebrew Literature, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • 2013-2018 Senior lecturer, Department of Hebrew Literature, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • 2007- 2013 Lecturer, Department of Hebrew Literature, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • 2001- 2006Teaching Assistant, Department of Jewish and Comparative Folklore, The Hebrew University
  • 2000- 2006 Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Hebrew Literature, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • 2001- 2005 Secretary, World Union of Jewish Studies
  • 1998- 2001Assistant to the Secretary of World Union of Jewish Studies

Professional Activities

Positions in Academic Administration (Selected)

  • 2018 - Head of Hebrew Literature Department, BGU
  • 2018 -Member of the university Senate, BGU
  • 2016- Member of M.A. committee, department of Hebrew literature, BGU
  • 2016-Member of faculty committee, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
  • 2015-2018Head of Hebrew literature program, Eilat Campus, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
  • 2013-Head of Midrash section, Department of Hebrew Literature, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • 2010-2014Co-Head (along with Dr. Hanna Soker-Schwager) of the “Modern Judaism” Program in the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • 2008-2011Head of Folklore Program, Achva Academic College (under the academic supervision of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

Professional Roles Outside Universities/Institutions (inter-university, national, international) (selected)

  • 2017 -Associate Folklore Fellow, the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
  • 2016-2017Academic Committee Member, 17th World Congress of Jewish Studies
  • 2016Co-organizer, Old Age in Hebrew Culture, University of Florida
  • 2013 - 2018Academic Committee Member, NAPH (National Association of Professors of Hebrew)
  • 2012Academic Committee Member, ISF (Israel Science foundation) Grants
  • 2011-2013Academic Committee Member, 16th World Congress of Jewish Studies
  • 2010Member of the Young Scholars Forum in the Humanities and Social Sciences, The Israel Academy for Sciences and Humanities
  • 2007-2009Academic Committee Member, 15th World Congress of Jewish Studies

Editor or Editorial Board Member of Academic or Professional Journals

  • 2018 -Editorial Board Member, Oqimta: Studies in Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature
  • 2011- 2017Editor: Masa-Kritit (Critical Mass), published by Heksherim: The Research Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. (Co-editor with Amir Banbaji).
  • 2010- 2011Editorial Board Member: Masa Kritit (Critical Mass) published by Heksherim: The Research Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
  • 2001- 2005Proceedings of the 13th World Congress of Jewish Studies
  • 2001- 2005Jewish Studies: Journal of the World Union of Jewish Studies (Co-editor with Ron Margolin and Ithamar Grunwald).


Awards, Citations, Honors, Fellowships

  • 1997The Hebrew University, Baharav Award
  • 1998The Hebrew University, Baharav Award
  • 2001The Hebrew University, Baharav Award
  • 2003The Hebrew University, Baharav Award
  • 2007The Hebrew University, Hadassah and Walter Plaut Scholarship
  • 2009The Rector’s Award for teaching excellence, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

(a)Fellowships

  • 1998, 1999The Hebrew University, The Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies (Study Fellowship)
  • 2002The Hebrew University, Zvi Hirsch Nissalowitz Fellowship
  • 2003The Hebrew University, Raphael Patai Fellowship
  • 2005- 2006The Hebrew University, Moritz and Charlotte Warburg Fellowship in Jewish Studies
  • 2005- 2006Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, PhD Fellowship
  • 2005- 2006World Union of Jewish Studies, PhD Fellowship
  • 2013-2014Research fellow, The Center for Folklore Studies, The Hebrew University
  • August 2015Research fellow, The Dubnow Institute, Leipzig University
  • January 2018 Research Fellow, Dept. of Catholic Theology, University of Regensburg
  • August 2019 Research Fellow, Dept. of Catholic Theology, University of Regensburg

Kurzbibliografie

Books Authored

  • Haim Weiss (2011), "All Dreams Follow the Mouth?" A Literary and Cultural Reading in the Talmudic 'Dream Tractate', Heksherim Research Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Hebrew).
  • Haim Weiss (2013), Dreams In Late-Antiquity, Modan Publishing House (The Broadcast University), Ben-Shemen (Hebrew).
  • Haim Weiss and Shira Stav, The Return of the Missing Father: A New Reading of a chain of Stories from the Babylonian Talmud, Bialik Institute: Jerusalem 2018 (Hebrew).
  • Haim Weiss and Shira Stav, The Return of the Missing Father: A New Reading of a chain of Stories from the Babylonian Talmud, University of Pennsylvania Press (accepted).
  • Mira Balberg and Haim Weiss, When Near Becomes Far: Aging in Rabbinic Literature (under review)

(a)Editor of Collective Volumes

  • Haim Weiss, Ron Margolin; Ithamar Gruenwald [2001 – 2005], World Union of Jewish Studies, Jewish Studies.
  • Haim Weiss [2005 – 2006], World Union of Jewish Studies, Proceedings of the 13th World Congress of Jewish Studies (E. Journal).
  •  Hana Soker-Schwager, Haim Weiss 2014, Festschrift in honor of Haim Be'er, Am-Oved; Heksherim Center.
  • Yaakov Ben-Tulila, Yuval Harari, Eliezer Papo, Haim Weiss (2015), Festschrift in honor of Tamar Alexander, Heksherim Center and Gaon Center.

Academic Editor

  • Yair Lipshitz, Embodied Tradition: Theatrical Performances of Jewish Texts, Heksherim Research Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Hebrew; co-editor Amir Benbaji)
  • Dudu Rotman, Dragons, Demons and Wondrous Realms: The Marvelous in Medieval Hebrew Literature, Heksherim Research Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Hebrew; co-editor Amir Benbaji)
  • Amer Dahamsheh, A Local Habitation and a Name: A Literary and Cultural Reading of the Arabic Geographical Names of the Land, Heksherim Research Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Hebrew; co-editor Amir Benbaji)

Prose Editor

  • Reuven Namdar, The Ruined House, Editor: Haim Weiss, Kinneret Zmora-Bitan Dvir: Or Yehuda 2013 (winner of Sapir prize 2014)
  • Isaac Meller, The Oath's Color, Editors: Amir Benbaji & Haim Weiss, Heksherim Center and Dvir Publishing House, Beer Sheva & Or Yehuda 2016
  • Udi Taub, The Bucket Riders, Kinneret Zmora-Bitan Dvir 2018.

Chapters in Collective Volumes

  • Haim Weiss (2006), 'Worthless Son of Worthy Father? Political Struggles, Torah Study and Identity in the Family of R. Simon Bar Yohai', Peace and War in Jewish Culture, Editor: Avriel Bar-Levav, Jerusalem, pp. 67 – 83 (Hebrew)
  • Haim Weiss, 'Reading the Barrels Dreams of Abaye and Rava (BT Berachot 56b), Fleeting Dreams and Possessive Dybbuk, Editors: Rachel Elior, Yoram Bilu, Yair Zakovitch, Avigdor Shinan, Scholion Press, Jerusalem 2013, pp. 150 – 164 (Hebrew)
  • Haim Weiss, 'The Book Of Legends and The Study of 'Dead' Legend in Contemporary Israel', ARV (Nordic Yearbook of Folklore), Vol. 69 (2013), pp. 188-191
  •  Haim Weiss, 'Let us Bring a Book and See: Canonicity and Marginality in Et Ha-Zamir by Haim Be'er', Festschrift in honor of Haim Be'er, Editors: Hanna Soker-Schwager and Haim Weiss, Tel-Aviv & Beer-Sheva 2014, pp. 245-261 (Hebrew)
  • Hanna Soker-Schwager and Haim Weiss, 'Introduction' Festschrift in honor of Haim Be'er, Editors: Hanna Soker-Schwager and Haim Weiss, Tel-Aviv & Beer-Sheva 2014, pp. 7-20 (Hebrew)
  • Haim Weiss, 'A Double Edged Sword – the Power of Bar-Kosibah: Between Rabbinic Literature and Popular Culture', Ancient Virtues and Vices in Modern Popular Culture, Brill Publishing House: Leiden & Boston 2017, pp. 241-256.
  •  Haim Weiss, 'The Bodily Images of Shimon Bar-Kosibah in Rabbinic Literature', Perceiving the Other: Ancient and Modern Interactions with Outsiders, Matthew Thiessen, Wolfgang Gruenstaeudl and Michal Bar-Asher Siegal (eds.), Mohr Siebeck's Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament Series, Tubingen 2017, pp. 121-130
  • Haim Weiss, ' "All the Dreams Follow the Mouth": Perchance to Dream: Essays on Dream Divination in Biblical and Other Ancient Near Eastern and Early Jewish Sources. Edited by Esther J. Hamori and Jonathan Stökl. ANEM, Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, (accepted).
  • Haim Weiss, 'The Letters of Shimon Bar-Kosibah in Israeli Discourse', Masoret haya – 32 Stories and Studies Dedicated to Prof. Haya Bar-Itzhak, The Israel Folktale Archives and Pardes Publishing [accepted] (Hebrew).
  • Haim Weiss, 'From Shimon Bar-Ksibah to Sabbatai Tzevi and Back', The Bar Kokhba Revolt Revisited: Old and New Studies, Academic Studies Press, Boston (accepted).

Refereed articles and letters in academic journals

  • Haim Weiss, 'Three Theoretical Aspects in the Study of Proverb', Jerusalem Studies in Folklore, 21 (2001) pp. 163-182. (Hebrew)
  • Haim Weiss, “ ‘Twenty Four Dream Interpreters were in Jerusalem’: On Dream Interpretation in the Talmudic ‘Dream Tractate’ ”, Jewish Studies, 44 (2008) pp. 37-77 (Hebrew)
  • Haim Weiss, ‘Dreams and their Interpretations in Late-Antiquity: Between Science and Folklore’, Jerusalem Studies in Folklore, 26 (2009), pp. 159 – 168 (Hebrew)
  • Haim Weiss, ‘Incubation Dreams and Dream Ordering in Late-Antiquity’, The Israeli Online Journal for the Study of Dreams and Dreaming, 2008 (Hebrew) (www.dreamtheory.org)
  • Haim Weiss, “‘I saw Pigeons keep on Coming to my Bed’: Women in Ancient Jewish Dream Literature”, El Presente 3 (2009), pp. 157-168.
  • Haim Weiss, ‘The Idea of Salvation in Et- Ha-Zamir by Haim Be'er’, Ot: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Theory, Editors: Michal Arbel and Michael Gluzman, Tel-Aviv University, Vol 3. (Tel-Aviv 2013), pp. 65-82 (Hebrew)
  •  Haim Weiss, Where Have You Gone Father Roland De-Vaux', Zutot: Perspectives on Jewish Culture, Vol 8, 2011, pp. 75-80.
  • Haim Weiss, "Four Sages from Our Town: The Midrashic Sources of Shai Agnon, Jerusalem Studies in Hebrew Literature, (Hebrew) Jerusalem 2013, pp. 517-530
  • Haim Weiss, 'Shimon Bar-Kosibah and the Lion', Mikan and El-Presente (Special edition) , Beer-Sheva 2015 pp. 221-246 (Hebrew)
  • Haim Weiss, 'There Was a Man in Israel – Bar-Kosibah Was His Name!', JSQ (Jewish Studies Quarterly) 21 (2014), No 2 pp. 99-115.
  • Haim Weiss, 'From Secular to Religious Archeology: The Case of Bar-Kosibah, Yigael Yadin and Shlomo Goren, Theory and Criticism, Vol. 46 (2016) pp. 143-167 (Hebrew).
  • Mira Balberg and Haim Weiss, ' “That Old Man Shames Us”: Aging, Liminality, and Antinomy in Rabbinic Literature', JSQ 25 (2018) pp. 18-41.
  •  Haim Weiss, ' 'From that hour the doom was sealed': on Class Reversals in the Legends of Destruction', Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Folklore 31 (2018) pp. 3-17 (Hebrew).
  • Galit Hasan-Rokem and Haim Weiss, 'Folklore in Antiquity', Humanities, Editor: Dan Ben-Amos Humanities 2018, 7, 47 (www.mdpi.com/journal/humanities)
  • Haim Weiss and Mira Balberg, ' "Pour Water in a Pitcher for Them and Squawk to Them like Roosters" Aging and Parenthood in Talmudic Narratives (BT Kiddushin 30b-32a)', Ot: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Theory, Vol. 8 (2018) pp. 181 – 211.

Refereed Encyclopedia Entries

  • Haim Weiss, 'Dreams', Jewish Folklore Encyclopedia, N. Y. 2013 pp. 127-129.
  • Haim Weiss, 'Midrash', Jewish Folklore Encyclopedia N. Y. 2013 pp. 364-365.
  • Haim Weiss, Archology and Nationalism in Israel, Representation of Occupation (Hebrew: in press)
  • Galit Hasan Rokem and Haim Weiss, Legend - Judaism, EBR (Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception) (in press)

(b)Unrefereed Professional Articles, Reviews and Publications

  • Haim Weiss, Review Article of Archaeology and Nationalism in Eretz-Israel (Editors: Michael Feige and Zvi Shiloni, The Ben-Gurion Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, 2008), Moe'ed: Journal of Jewish Studies, 2011, pp. 314-322.
  •  Review article of A Companion to Folklore, Edited by Regina F. Bendix and Galit Hasan-Rokem, Blackwell Companions to Anthropology, 2013, in: Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Folklore, Vol. 29 (Jerusalem 2014) pp. 247-255.
  • Haim Weiss, “All Dreams Follow the Interpretation” – Even for the Rabbis!, The Gemara.com (online journal: thegemara.com/all-dreams-follow-the-interpretation-even-for-the-rabbis/)
  • Haim Weiss, Reading S.Y. Agnon as a Genius, Moznaim Vol. 91 (3), 2017 pp. 77-84.
  •  Haim Weiss, 'A visit to an exhibition; Bar Kokhva at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Sarah Tur’el, curator)', Images: A journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture, August 2017 pp. 1-3.
  • Haim Weiss, 'Rabah Bar-Bar-Hannah Tzizit: Between The Talmud Haim Weiss, 'A visit to an exhibition; Bar Kokhva at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Sarah Tur’el, curator)', Images: A journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture, August 2017 pp. 1-3.
  • Haim Weiss, 'A visit to an exhibition; Bar Kokhva at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Sarah Tur’el, curator)', Images: A journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture, August 2017 pp. 1-3.
  • Haim Weiss, 'A visit to an exhibition; Bar Kokhva at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Sarah Tur’el, curator)', Images: A journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture, August 2017 pp. 1-3.

Book Reviews

  • Haim Weiss, Review of 'I Will Utter Riddles from Ancient Times': Riddles and Dream Riddles in Biblical Narrative by Yair Zakovitch, Ha'aretz "Sefarim" (18.4.2006) (Hebrew)
  • Haim Weiss, Yael Shenkar, Review of the journal Pe'amim: Studies in Oriental Jewry, Ha'aretz "Sefarim" (13.9.2006) (Hebrew)
  • Haim Weiss, Review of 'Nocturnal Kabbalists' by Moshe Idel, Ha'aretz "Sefarim" (2.4.2007) (Hebrew)
  • Haim Weiss, Review of 'Pulse' by Yaniv Iczkovits, Ha'aretz "Sefarim" (6.6.2007) (Hebrew)
  • Haim Weiss, Review of 'Sadan: Studies in Hebrew Literature – Studies in Jewish Folklore in a Changing World', Editor: Eli Yassif, Ha'aretz "Sefarim" (Hebrew)
  • Haim Weiss, Review of 'Pulse', by Yaniv Iczkovits, MHL (Modern Hebrew Literature), winter 2007, pp. 270-271.
  • Haim Weiss, Review of 'Upon a Certain Place' by Haim Be'er, Makor-Rishon (26.9.2007) (Hebrew)
  • Haim Weiss, Review of 'Bo'i Ha-Ruah' by Haim Sabbato, Ha'aretz "Sefarim" (20.2.2008) (Hebrew).
  • Haim Weiss, Review of The Iranian Talmud by Shai Secunda, Ha'aretz (25.4.2014) (Hebrew)
  • Haim Weiss, Review of Agnon's Moonstruck Lovers by Ilana Pardes, Ha'aretz (28/5/2015) (Hebrew)
  • Haim Weiss, Review of Traum und Traumdeutung im Talmud by Alexander Kristianpoller, Ha'aretz (15.7.2016) (Hebrew)


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