Jacob M. Landau

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Jacob M. Landau
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OccupationProfessor and Author

Jacob M. Landau was the professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science (in the field of Middle Eastern Studies) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Jacob M. Landau was born on 20 March 1924 in Chișinău, Bessarabia (modern Moldova). He left in 1935, moving to Palestine with his parents, Miriam and Michael Landau, settled in Tel Aviv.

He died in 12 November 2020.

Academic Career[edit | edit source]

  • Full professor emeritus at Hebrew University in the Department of Political Science in 1993
  • Served as a part-time professor of political science at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel, and Hebrew University.
  • Served as visiting professor at foreign universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Turkey.
  • One of the founders of the Israel Oriental Society in 1949 , served as its first secretary.
  • Member of the Israel Association of Political Science and its president in 1993–1998
  • Member of the Centre International des Etudes Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes (Paris)
  • Honorary member of the Turkish Historical Society (Ankara)
  • Member of the editorial board of several journals and of the central editorial committee of the Encyclopedia Judaica, 2nd edition.

Publications[edit | edit source]

His visions towards religious theater[edit | edit source]

In one of his book called “Middle Eastern Themes: Papers in History and Politics” he mentioned different types of religious rituals like Ta’ziya , Rawza. he mainly described the culture of Ghajar’s era and also explained how they hold these rituals. Jacobe also shows the role of women in these rituals that they started rawza-khani mainly in those eras. Based on what he wrote, women used to hold these rituals in private and They also had performances even in palace in front of king’s favorite wife.

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