Yaacob Dweck

Yaacob Dweck

Professor of History and the Program in Judaic Studies
Phone: 
609-258-6997
Email Address: 
jdweck@princeton.edu
Office Location: 
Dickinson Hall, Room 227
Degrees: 
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2008
  • M.Phil., University of Cambridge, 2003 (awarded 2007)
  • B.A., Columbia University 2002

Yaacob Dweck studies the Jews of the early modern period. His first book, The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice appeared in 2011. Prior to his appointment in the history department, he was a Mellon-Cotsen Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at Princeton.

Current Projects

  • A Hebrew edition accompanied by an English translation of Ari Nohem by Leon Modena
  • A study of Jacob Sasportas (1610-98) an itinerant Sephardic rabbi who was the chief critic of the messianic movement that coalesced around Sabbetai Zevi in the 1660s.