Prof. Debra Kaplan

Prof. Debra Kaplan is a social and cultural historian of the early modern period in the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History at Bar Ilan University, where she is also the Director of the Halpern Center for the Study of Jewish Self-Perception.  She is the author of The Patrons and  Their Poor:  Jewish Community and Public Charity in Early Modern Germany (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020) and of Beyond Expulsion: Jews, Christians and Reformation Strasbourg (Stanford University Press, 2011; Hebrew translation, Merkaz Zalman Shazar, 2016). Her scholarship focuses on daily life, gender, and Jewish-Christian relations.