Dr. Ari Geiger
Ph.D. "Nicholas of Lyra's Literal and Moral Commentary on Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy", Bar Ilan University. Supervisor: Prof. Bat Sheva Albert
M.A. "Jewish Sources of Nicholas of Lyra's Literal Commentary on Lamentations", Bar Ilan University. Supervisor: Prof. Bat Sheva Albert
B.A. History and Computer Sciences, Bar Ilan University.
Assistant Professor in Residence
Board member, Ta'ir Center for Jewish culture, Tel Aviv.
Fellowships, Grants, and Honours:
Pinchas Churgin award for excellent Ph.D. dissertation
Rothschild Foundation Finalist for Post-Doctoral fellowship
Lady Davis Post Doctoral fellowship, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
M.A. Grant, Memorial foundation for Jewish culture
Bar Ilan rector's award for excellent Ph.D. students
Doctoral Annual Grant, Bar Ilan president's fellowship
"Rabbi Samuel son of Meir and his Christian “Followers”", International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 2010.
"Exegetical Hierarchy in the Eyes of Jewish and Christian Literal Exegetes", The Fifteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 2009.
(Invited lecturer) "A Student and an Opponent: Nicholas of Lyra and his Jewish sources", Colloque "Nicolas de Lyre" (organized CNRS – Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes), Troyes, June 2009.
"The Natural World as a Moral Field in Rashi’s Commentary on the Pentateuch", Medieval Congress, Leeds, July 2008.
"In Hebraeo habetur: The Use of the Jewish Biblical Text among Christian Literal Exegetes in the Middle Ages, an international conference on tolerance and intolerance in western societies, Bar Ilan University, May 2008.
"The Forgotten Commentary: Nicholas of Lyra's Postilla moralis on Deuteronomy", International Medieval Congress, Leeds, July 2007.
"Sharing the same tools: exegetical rules common to Jews and Christians in Nicholas of Lyra's literal Postilla", International Congress of the Society for Biblical Literature, Edinburgh, July 2006.
"Between dialogue and controversy: Nicholas of Lyra’s attitude towards Judaism and Jewish sources", International Medieval Congress, Leeds, July 2006.
""Written Law" or "Oral Law" – How did Nicholas of Lyra Learn Jewish Sources?", The 14th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 2005.
"Nicholas of Lyra’s Literal Commentary on Lamentations and Jewish Exegesis: A Comparative Study", Medieval Encounters 16 (2010), pp. 1-22.
"Exegetical Critique against Jewish Interpretations in Nicholas of Lyra’s Literal Commentary", Shnaton, An Annual for Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies 18 (2008), pp. 225-245 [Hebrew].
“The Hebrew Biblical Text in the Literal Commentary of Nicholas of Lyra on the Book of Lamentations”, Revue des Etudes Juives 166 (2007), pp. 147-173.
"Anti-Jewish Polemics in Nicholas of Lyra's Literal Postilla on Lamentations", Zion 69 (2004), pp. 407-429 [Hebrew].
"A French Franciscan Reading Rashi", Etudes Augustiniennes: Collection Moyen Age et Temps Modernes [in press].
Cultural and religious history of Medieval Europe
Jewish and Christian biblical exegesis in the Middle Ages
Ashkenazic Jewry in the Middle Ages