Gil Ribak | The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies

Gil Ribak

Gil Ribak
Associate Professor of Judaic Studies, 
The Arizona Center
for Judaic Studies

Gil Ribak is an Associate Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Arizona. Born and raised in Israel, Professor Ribak served as an analyst in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office before earning a Fulbright Fellowship that sent him to pursue a doctoral degree in history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

After graduation Dr. Ribak taught at Washington University in St. Louis as the Lewin Postdoctoral Fellow, and as the Schusterman Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Arizona. Later he served as the director of the Institute on Israeli-American Jewish Relations at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, and was a visiting professor at Oberlin College (Ohio). His book, Gentile New York: The Images of Non-Jews among Jewish Immigrants, was published by Rutgers University Press in 2012. His articles appeared in journals such as American Jewish History, Israel Studies Forum, Journal of American Ethnic History, AJS Review, Polin: A Journal of Polish-Jewish Studies, and Modern Judaism. Dr. Ribak published book chapters in books such as Germany and the Americas: Culture, Politics and HistoryWar and Peace in Jewish Tradition: From the Ancient World to the PresentWealth and Poverty in Jewish Tradition: Studies in Jewish CivilizationAmerican Jewry: Transcending the European Experience?Reconstructing the Old Country: American Jewry in the Post-Holocaust Decades; and Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, and the Dynamics of Delegitimization.

Among other newspapers, Professor Ribak’s articles have also appeared in Ma’ariv, Kivunim chadashim, and Times of Israel.


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