UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies


Dr Israel Sandman




  • Senior Research Associate
    Dept of Hebrew & Jewish Studies
    Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Joined UCL



Dr Israel Moshe Sandman is a research fellow at University College London’s Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies. His areas of research include medieval Jewish thought, medieval Jewish literature, and medieval Hebrew manuscripts. As a member of the Calendar Project team (directed by Professor Sacha Stern), he critically edits Hebrew texts from manuscript, renders the text into annotated English translation, and explores literary, paleographical, cultural, and historical issues that emerge from the textual work.

Alongside his research, Dr Sandman teaches medieval Jewish thought and literature, as well as comparative medieval Jewish, Christian, and Islamic thought and literature.

Dr Sandman received his PhD from the University of Chicago’s Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations in 2006. His doctoral dissertation, The Meshobeb Netibot of Samuel Ibn Matut (‘Motot’): Introductory Excursus, Critical Edition and Annotated Translation, is the editio princeps of this 14th century Sephardic work that synthesizes Kabbalah and philosophy.