מחקר בין מוסדי בעקבות כתב העת הדו-לשוני –DAROM מחקרים רב-תחומיים בנושא היהודים ותרבויות הים התיכון

About us:
We are an interdisciplinary group based in different faculties and departments at Oranim College. We arrange academic meetings and discussions about thematic matters related to Hebrew, Jewish and Judeo-Jewish history and culture, intercultural Mediterranean studies, and Jewish and Hebrew literature, philosophy, and arts and crafts, with the aim of creating a core group of researchers in a continuous dialogue with the DAROM Institute (Granada) and, through it, with other institutions and universities that participate in DAROM's  academic network, through their members. By doing so, the group maintains collaborative ties with the University of Granada, which in recent years, has engineered meetings and conferences in Israel and in Spain, joint publications, and an art exhibition of Oranim's graduate students at the Museo Casa de los Tiros (Granada). The electronic academic journal DAROM, based at the DAROM Institute (with an international academic editorial board), was launched in 2018 and was quickly recognized as an excellent platform for the publication and exchange of interdisciplinary knowledge on the group's topics.

Professor Yael Guilat, Dr. Liora Goldman, Dr. Ayelet Oettinger, and Dr. Avi Kadish. 

Two articles have already been published in the DAROM journal (below).
Yael Guilat, The Massada series: Ethos and myth in the first works of Elie Shamir. DAROM 1 (2019), 105–124.
Ayelet Oettinger, New objectives for ancient poems: Using piyyût in the school educational program “songs and roots” (širim wě-šorâšim) to instill love of the homeland. DAROM 2 (2020). 99–126.
We intend to encourage additional publications and even a special issue in the future.

Ongoing research: Dr. Ayelet Oettinger and Avi Kadish are collaborating in researching  the Hebrew maqama and rhymed prose in its affinity to Jewish thought in the Middle Ages.

Events: a three-day conference  was organized in Israel (October 2020) with the Salti Institute for Ladino Studies at Bar-Ilan University, in conjunction with Prof. Shemuel Refael Vivanti. It has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic but we hope to hold it in 2021. As part of this conference,  we were in charge of organizing a day of debates, conducting an intercultural tour of Nazareth, and inaugurating a thematic art exhibition.

CentroArtístico Literario y Científico Granada
Instituto de la Paz y los Conflictos, Universidad de Granada
Museo Casa de los Tiros
Salti Institute for Ladino Studies, Bar-Ilan University
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DAROM Institute  

Research Team

פרופסר יערה בר און  
Professor Yael Guilat


Senior Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture, is the Head of the Multidisciplinary Graduate Program in Humanities and Arts at Oranim College and the Head of the ABR program for Art-Teachers.  Her research topics include the intersection between Art and Memory Studies, Gender, Identity and Intercultural meetings and conflicts, Linguistic Landscape and Art-based Research.

Her recent publications: The Lost Generation: The 1980’s generation in Israeli Art. Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.2019 [In Hebrew]; “Israeli-ness or Israeli-less? How Israeli Women Artists from FSU deal with the Place and Role of “Israeli-ness” in the Era of Transnationalism”. ARTS (2019), 8,;  "“Living Room” and “Family Gaze” in Contemporary Israeli Art: Comparative Perspectives on Cultural-Identity Representations", Israel Studies, Vol. 24, No. 1 (Spring 2019); “Art in times of Precarity" in Dvarim 10, (2018) (Hebrew); “Nuestros propios ritos y rituales: nueve artistas de Israel” en  Nuestros ritos, Yael Guilat y Miguel Angel Espinosa (ed.). Casa de los Tiros, IPAZ, Universidad de Granada, Granada, 2017 (Catalogue) [in Spanish and English];  “The historical Memory Law  and its role in the redesign of the semiotic cityscapes in Spain: the case study of Granada,” co-authored with   Antonio Espinosa Ramirez, Linguistic Landscape, 2-3 (2016); “Gender, Ritual and Video Art,” Me’ever la-halacha, special edition of Iyunim  7, (2014) (Hebrew); “Motherhood and Nation: Women Artists in Israel's Memorial Discourse,” The Journal of Israeli History, 31:2, (2012)

ברק אוירבך  


Dr. Barak Avirbach is a researcher in the undergraduate program of the Hebrew language department and in the graduate program in Hebrew as a second language at Oranim Academic College (Israel). He is an academic member of the Ministry of Education's Hebrew for Arab schools' professional committee.  Dr. Averbach's  research interests and publications include medieval Hebrew, Arabized Hebrew, the mutual influence of medieval Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic, paleography, philology, lexicography and grammar, rhetoric, linguistic characteristics of songs, poems and literature in general as well as facilitation of songs and poems in language teaching.

Dr. Averbach's recent publications deal with medieval Judeo-Arabic and Arabized Hebrew: "An update for some Hebrew dictionaries: Insights from medieval Hebrew lexicographic research" (in Hebrew, will appear in Hebrew Linguistics, 74); "Rabbinic entries in R. Judah Ibn-Tibbon’s translation of Duties of the Hearts" (Cambridge Studies in Semitic Language and Linguistics, 2, 2020); "Arabisms in R. Judah Ibn-Tibbon's translated and original writings" (in Hebrew, in: Bar-Asher Siegal, E. and Ya'akov, D. (eds.). Medieval Hebrew and Aramaic: Studies in Language and Grammatical Thought, 2020); "An examination of witnesses to Judah Ibn-Tibbon's translation of Duties of the Hearts" (recently submitted), and linguistic characteristics of songs, poems and their translation: "A novel approach to the distinction between songs and poems" (in Hebrew, will appear in Hebrew, a Living Language, 9); "Five roses: A comparative linguistic discussion in four Hebrew translations of Leonard Cohen's Suzanne" (in Hebrew, Al-Hassad, 10, 2020).
דר ליאורה גולדמן  


Senior Lecturer at Oranim Academic college of Education in the departments of Biblical Studies and Jewish history. Her research topics are Qumran scrolls, Early Biblical Exegesis in Qumran Literature and in the Apocryphal and Pseudepigraphic literature, Second Temple literature, biblical prophetic books, Jewish history of the Second Temple period and Early Christianity.

Her recent publications: “Those who hold fast to the Ordinances”: The Qumran Community and its Exegesis in Light of the Phesarim  in the Damascus Document (Jerusalem: Bialik Instittute, 2019), 392 pp. [in Hebrew]; “The Visions of Amram Between Aaron and Moses”, in M. Bundvad and K. Siegismund et al. (eds.), Vision, Narrative, and Wisdom in the Aramaic Text from Qumran (STDJ 131; Leiden: Brill, 2019), 101–118; “The Admonitions in the Damascus Document as a series of Thematic Pesharim”, DSD 25 (2018), 385–411; “Textual Variants and Pesher Exegesis in the Damascus Document”, RevQ 30.2 [112] (2018), 159–172; “Life and Death in the Visions of Amram from Qumran”, in A. Massmann and C.B. Hays (eds.), Deathless Hopes: Reinventions of Afterlife and Eschatological Beliefs (Altes Testament und Moderne 31; Vienna and Zurich: LIT, 2018), 81–92; “The Compositions Relating to the Levitical Line in the Qumran Aramaic Scrolls”, Ancient Jewish Review (2017), 5 pp. [online journal]; Ariel Feldman and Liora Goldman, Scripture and Interpretation: Qumran Texts that Rework the Bible (BZAW 449; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2014) [my part: “Rewritten Scripture: Law and Liturgy”, pp. 263–358].



Ayelet Oettinger is a senior lecturer in Hebrew Literature at the Oranim Academic College of Education (Israel). Her research interests focus on medieval Hebrew literature including Piyyut (liturgical poetry), Jewish folklore, and especially the Hebrew Maqama (medieval prose) genre. Her recent research focuses on the role of Maqama literature in the reception and diffusion of philosophy in medieval Jewish culture, in terms of its content, didactic methods and the ways these goals were achieved.
Ayelet’s recent publications on the Maqama genre deal with the book of The King’s Son and the Ascetic: “Didactic Strategies for Effective Learning in ‘The King's Son and the Ascetic’ by Ibn Hasdai”, Franfurter Judaistische Beiträge (forthcoming); ‘”I removed the garment of her captivity and adorned her with a nose ring and ornament”: The Art of Translation in The King's Son and the Ascetic by Ibn Hasdai”, in: Bibring Tovi & Refael-Vivante Revital (Eds.), “And Wisdom Shall Flow from the Wise”: Wisdom and Morals in Medieval Literature (Jerusalem: Misgav Yerushalayim. forthcoming); “Translator, redactor and writer – on Ibn Hasdai’s work in creating the book of ‘The King's Son and the Ascetic’” [Hebrew]. Ben 'Ever la- 'Arav. 11, 2020.

ד"ר אבי קדיש  


Avi (Seth) Kadish is a lecturer in the departments of History, Jewish Thought and Bible at Oranim Academic College of Education (Israel). His research interests include the traditional critics of Maimonidean philosophy in late medieval Spain during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries (until the expulsion), medieval Jewish dogma, and the literature of medieval Jewish ethics.
Avi’s recent publications include major articles that re-examine the state of the field or examine important works that have not been previously studied: “Jewish Dogma after Maimonides: Semantics or Substance?” HUCA 86 (2015), pp. 195-263; “Sefer ha-Middot: New Light from the Manuscripts,” JSIJ 16 (2019); “The Two Different Endings of Sefer ha-Middot” (recently submitted).

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