Institut für den Nahen und Mittleren Osten





  • (with Sophia Schmitt) “Alles, was Recht ist: Zum Umgang mit Licht, Luft und Privatsphäre in mittelalterlichen Nachbarschaften.” In Münchner Beiträge zur Jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur 14/1 (2020): 45−63.
  • “A Return to Credibility? The Rehabilitation of Repentant Apostates in Medieval Ashkenaz.” In On the Word of a Jew: Religion, Reliability, and the Dynamics of Trust, ed. Nina Caputo and Mitchell B. Hart, 201−221. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2019.
  • “Marriage Before the Bench: Divorce Law and Litigation Strategies in Thirteenth-Century Ashkenaz.” Jewish History 31 (2017): 7−30.
  • “Captivity, Conversion, and Communal Identity: Sexual Angst and Religious Crisis in Frankfurt, 1241.” Jewish History 22 (2008): 179−221.

Forthcoming Articles

  • (with Sophia Schmitt) “Law and Disorder in Medieval Ashkenaz: A Rabbinic Response in Local Context.” In Festschrift for Professor Alfred Haverkamp, ed. Christoph Cluse and Jörg Müller. 2020.


  • (with David Silber) A Passover Haggadah: Go Forth and Learn. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 2011.

Edited Volumes

  • Rachel Furst and Sophia Schmitt, guest editors. Tür an Tür im Mittelalter: Jüdisch-Christliche Nachbarschaft vor dem Ghetto. Münchner Beiträge zur Jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur 14/1 (2020).

Encyclopedia Entries

  • “Captive, Captivity. Judaism.” “Illegitimate Offspring, Medieval.” “Intermarriage, Medieval.” Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Vols. 4, 12, 13. Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 2011, 2016.


  • “Review. Jeffrey R. Woolf, The Fabric of Religious Life in Medieval Ashkenaz.” Speculum 93/4 (2018): 1274−75.
  • “Review Essay. Elizabeth Shanks Alexander, Gender and Timebound Commandments in Judaism.” Ancient Traditions, New Conversations: Blog of the Center for Jewish Law at Cardozo School of Law (November 2013).
  • “Review. Sharon F. Koren, Forsaken: The Menstruant in Medieval Jewish Mysticism.” Lilith Magazine (Spring 2012).