● Current Position
since 2010 Directeur d'Études (Research professor),
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE) Paris,
Faculty of History and Philology
research center: Centre Paul-Albert Février (UMR 6125): Textes et documents de la Méditerranée antique et médiévale
● Higher Education
2011 Habilitation à diriger des recherches
(committee: Philip Alexander, Philippe Cassuto, Gilles Dorival, John Gager,
Florentino García-Martínez, Jan Joosten, Günter Stemberger)
1998-2002 Ph.D., summa cum laude, Department of Comparative Religion,
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel (HUJ).
Ph.D.-thesis: “The Impact of Yom Kippur on Early Christianity” (in English)
under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Guy G. Stroumsa.
1997-98 Intensive Talmud studies at the Shalom Hartman Center, Jerusalem.
1995-97 M.A. summa cum laude in Comparative Religion at the Hebrew University.
M.A.-thesis: “Yom Kippur in Earliest Christianity“ under the supervision
of Prof. Guy G. Stroumsa.
1994-95 Rothberg-School for Overseas Students at the Hebrew University.
1992-94 B.A. in Protestant Theology at the University of Bern, Switzerland.
1991-92 B.A. in Protestant Theology at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.
Mother tongue: German.
Modern languages: English, French, Modern Hebrew, basic Italian and Arabic.
Ancient languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, Latin, Syriac, Armenian.
● Previous Academic Employment
2006-2010 Chargé de recherche (permanent tenured research fellow), CNRS, Centre national de la
2003-2006 Mandel-fellow at SCHOLION,
Center for Interdisciplinary Jewish Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
2005 Invited visiting lecturer at the University of Zürich (CH),
faculty of theology, department of comparative religion.
2003 Visiting lecturer at the Institute for Jewish Studies, HUJ, certificate for Prayer.
2002-2003 Golda-Meir post-doctoral fellow, Department for the History of the Jewish People, HUJ.
2002 Preceptor of “Introduction to the New Testament and Christian Origins”
with Prof. John Gager, Department of Religion, Princeton University.
2001-2002 Visiting research fellow (“post-doc”), Department of Religion, Princeton University.
1996-2001 Assistant in the Department of Comparative Religion, HUJ.
1996-2001 Research assistant in various projects at Hebrew University.
Translations from English and Hebrew to German.
1993-94 Tutor for freshmen students of Protestant Theology, University of Bern, Switzerland.
1993-94 Research assistant for the book “JHWH – ein Gott allein?”,
Swiss Academy of Humanities (SAGW), Bern.
1992 Tutor for Ancient Greek, Faculty of Protestant Theology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
● Awards, Scholarships and Fellowships
2005 Invited visiting lecturer at the University of Zürich (CH).
2003-2006 Mandel Fellow, Scholion, Center for Interdisciplinary Jewish Studies, HUJ.
2002-2003 Golda Meir Post-doctoral Fellowship, HUJ.
2002 Kennedy-Leigh Prize, awarded by the Hebrew University for an outstanding Ph.D. thesis.
2001-2002 Rothschild Post-doc Fellowship.
1999-2001 Minerva Ph.D. Fellowship.
1999 Sir Sigmund Sternberg Prize, Jerusalem; awarded for the M.A. thesis.
1998-99 Ph.D. scholarship by the Dr. Nelly Hahne foundation, Germany.
1998 Minerva Award for the article “Yom Kippur in the Apocalyptic Imaginaire.”
● Additional Education after School
1990 Exam for Organ-Playing in Churches, level C.
1991 Three-months intensive course in French, Alliance Française and Accord, Paris.
1991 Two-months intensive course in Biblical Hebrew, University of Frankfurt.
1994 One-month intensive course in Modern Hebrew (level B), University of Heidelberg.
Two-months intensive course in Modern Hebrew (level D), Hebrew University.
2002 “Professor 101,” Princeton University.
One-month intensive course in spoken Arabic (intermediate level),
University of Bethlehem, French Cultural Institute, Jerusalem.
● Additional Employment and Social Activities
1989-1990 Civil Service: Technical assistant in the operation theatre,
Jerusalem-Hospital, Hamburg, Germany.
1991-1992 Member of the student committee (“Fachschaftsrat”)
faculty of theology at Bochum University
and delegate of the faculty at the national student committee of theology (FAT).
1992-1994 Assistant in the “Drogen-Notschlafstelle Bern,“ a hostel for people addicted to drugs.
1996-2001 Care for a mentally ill man in Jerusalem.
1998-2001 Technical assistant for the interdisciplinary graduate seminar of
Rothenstreich Ph.D. fellows at the faculty of humanities, Hebrew University in Jerusalem.