Professor Elisheva Carlebach
History Department

Elisheva Carlebach is Professor of History at Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, where she offers survey courses in Jewish history, as well as more specialized courses in her areas of interest: Jewish sectarianism, Jewish messianism, and the Jews of Early Modern Europe. Recipient of the first Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching at Queens College, she is recognized as an outstanding teacher by students of all ages and backgrounds. Her award winning first book,
The Pursuit of Heresy: Rabbi Moses Hagiz and the Sabbatian Controversies, traces the upheavals of early modern European Jewish communities in the wake of the Shabbetai Zvi messianic movement. Her second book, Divided Souls: Jewish Converts to Christianity in
German Lands, 1500-1750
will soon be published by Yale University Press. She is co-editor of Jewish History and Jewish Memory, and has written articles and reviews for periodicals such as Jewish Social Studies, Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook, and Jewish Quarterly Review

Recent Publications:



The Pursuit of Heresy

Rabbi Moses Hagiz
and the Sabbatian Controversies


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