Moshe Gil

Moshe Gil

Professor Moshe Gil, 2011
Born (1921-02-08)February 8, 1921
Białystok, Poland
Died January 23, 2014(2014-01-23) (aged 92)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Nationality Israeli
Fields History
Institutions Tel Aviv University

Moshe Gil (Hebrew: משה גיל; February 8, 1921 – January 23, 2014) was a renowned Israeli historian.[1]

Academic career

Moshe Gil specialized in the historical interaction between Islam and the Jews, including the history of Palestine under the Islamic domination, the institution of the Exilarchate, and Jewish merchants such as the Radhanites. Gil was professor emeritus of the Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies at Tel Aviv University and held the Joseph and Ceil Mazer Chair in the History of the Jews in Muslim Lands.


In 1998, Gil was awarded the Israel Prize, for Land of Israel studies,[2] primarily for his work analyzing some 846 document fragments from the Cairo Genizah and for his work in documenting the role of Jewish merchants in the development of medieval society.

Published works

See also


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