Aya Elyada is Senior Lecturer at the Department of History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her fields of interest are German and German-Jewish history and culture; Christian-Jewish relations; Yiddish language and literature; and the social and cultural history of language and translation. Her recent publications include papers in the Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook, Past and Present, Zeitschrift für Religions- und Geistesgeschichte, the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, and the Jewish Quarterly Review. Her book, A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany, was published in 2012 by Stanford University Press. Her current book project discusses the place of Old Yiddish literature in modern German-Jewish culture.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Post-philology in Old Yiddish Studies