Yifat Monnickendam

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Yifat Monnickendam is a visiting lecturer with a joint appointment at the Faculty of Law and the Department of Jewish History. She teaches courses in late antique law and history (Jewish, Christian and Roman) and Canon law.

Her main field of interest is the evolving Christian legal tradition in its Jewish and Roman late antique context. Her current research project, entitled “Hidden Law,” is sponsored by the European Commission (Marie Curie Career Integration Grant). In this project she focuses on the developments and changes in family law in Christian, Roman and Jewish legal thought and practice in the fourth to the sixth centuries, as a test case for understanding the evolution of independent Christian legal traditions and their relations to imperial Roman law and Jewish law.

She earned her PhD at Bar Ilan University, was a Crane Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow at the Jewish Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University and a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Martin Buber Society of Fellows at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Research Interests

Late Antique and early Medieval legal History; Canon Law; Roman Law; Greek and Latin Christianity; Syriac Christianity; Jewish-Christian Relations; Talmudic Literature and Jewish Law; Social History


Greek, Latin, Syriac, Aramaic, Hebrew, English, French, German, Dutch



2013 – 2016

The Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2005 – 2011

PhD, Talmud Department, Bar-Ilan University

2004 – 2005

Exchange Program, Klassische Philologie, Freie Universität

2002 – 2005

MA, Talmud Department, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

1999 – 2002

BA, Talmud Department and Amirim Honors Program, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Academic appointments

2016 – 2018

Visiting Lecturer (=Visiting Assistant Professor), The Faculty of Law and the Department of Jewish History, Tel Aviv University

2012 – 2016

Post-doctoral Fellow, The Martin Buber Society of Fellows, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2012 – 2016

Teaching Fellow, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2010 – 2012

Crane Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University

2010 – 2012

Visiting Scholar, The Catholic University of America


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