Ashkenazie, Ezra (Eddie)

Researcher and Research Coordinator Diarna Geo-Museum

About me

A Yeshiva University PhD student focusing his studies on the Jews of the Middle East and North Africa in the modern era. He graduated from Yeshiva University with both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Jewish history.

Eddie has worked on a number of book publishing and history projects, including an edition of the Pentateuch with Rabbi Saadia Gaon’s Judeo-Arabic translation (tafisr, Humash Derekh Haqadmonim); critical analyses of selected Psalms and the creation of prayer books and holiday-specific article collections for Tebah Educational Services; and copy-editing the Sephardic Community Alliance’s bi-monthly Qol HaQahal newsletter.

He also contributed a chapter on the Hebrew and Aramaic inscriptions in Damascene Jewish houses to Professor Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis’ forthcoming Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic Palaces of Ottoman Damascus in the Late 18th and 19th Centuries (Boston: American Schools of Oriental Research, 2018), curated an exhibit on the history of the Syrian Jewish Community in New York for Brooklyn’s historic Magen David Congregation, served as a Hebrew translator and researcher for the Sephardic Heritage Museum’s movies on New York’s Syrian Jewish community, and presented at the Dahan Center’s 2015 International Conference on “Sephardic, North African, and Middle Eastern Jewish Communities in North America.”


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