Prof. Ophir Münz-Manor

Ophir Münz-Manor is an associate professor of rabbinic culture at the Department of History, Philosophy and Judaic Studies. He is a specialist in Jewish liturgy and liturgical poetry from Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages. His studies focus on the intersections with contemporary Christian texts, as well as questions of ritual, performance, and gender in Late Antique Near Eastern cultures. In recent years, Prof. Münz-Manor has embarked on several projects that combine traditional literary analysis with quantitative and computerized methods from the realm of computational literary studies and the digital humanities. From October 2019, Prof. Münz-Manor has served as Dean of Academic Studies at the Open University. 

Münz-Manor's was the guest editor of a special issue of Jewish Studies Quarterly (Volume 29, 2022) devoted to Digital Humanities in Jewish Studies. 

His recent publications include  Psalms In/On Jerusalem (with Ilana Parde) (De Gruyter, 2019), El'azar Birabi Qilir's Piyyutim for Hannukah: A critical edition based on manuscripts from the Cairo Genizah with introductions, commentary and indices, Peamim Supplement 4 (Ben Zvi Institute 2022), and Computational Studies in the Humanities - A Reader, (with Itay Marienberg-Milikowsky) (The Open University of Israel Press, 2022).