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Head of department: Prof. Yuri Pines 
Mrs. Kinneret Levy 

Room: 4501
Phone: 02-5883648
Fax: 02-5880326
Office Hours:
Sunday, 11:00-14:00
Monday-Thursday, 10:00-13:00


Dr. Kimiko Ichikawa

Postdoctoral Fellow
I research two worldwide well known atrocities in the WWII, the Holocaust and the atomic bombings in Japan.

Dr. Arif Maftuhin

Postdoctoral Fellow


Dr. Maftuhin is an associate professor in Islamic Law at the State Islamic University of Sunan Kalijaga, Indonesia. Currently he is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Asian Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and collaborates with Prof. Ronit Ricci in the ERC-funded project, "Textual Microcosms: A New Approach in Translation Studies." He will work mainly on the literature of "kitab makna gandhul,"  a massive Javanese translation of Islamic Arabic books popularly used in the Islamic education system in Java, Indonesia.


Dr. Avital Rom

Louis Frieberg Postdoctoral Fellow
Chinese Studies

Dr Rom is a Louis Frieberg Postdoctoral Fellow during the autumn-winter semester of the academic year 2021-22. She earned her BA in East Asian Studies (2013) from Tel-Aviv University; and her MPhil (2015) and PhD (2020) in Chinese Studies from the University of Cambridge. 


Dr. Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein

Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Katzeff Silberstein received his PhD in History from the University of Pennsylvania in 2021. His research primarily focuses on social history and everyday life in North Korea. He is also a non-resident fellow with the Stimson Center and 38 North where he researches the society and economy of North Korea. He has previously worked as a journalist and as an advisor to the Swedish government, and frequently publishes and comments on East Asian affairs.