retired professor; scholar of Jews in the medieval Muslim world, specializing in Iran Dr. Vera Basch Moreen


Dr. Vera Basch Moreen holds a doctorate from Harvard University and has taught Islam at Swarthmore, Haverford, and Franklin & Marshall Colleges.  She specializes in the history, literature, and art of Iranian Jews between the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries based on Judeo-Persian manuscripts.  The author of several books and numerous articles, her most recent book is The Bible as a Judeo-Persian Epic:  An Illustrated Manuscript of ʻImrānī’s Fatḥ-Nāma (Jerusalem:  Ben Zvi Institute, 2016).  She is a Section Editor of The Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, 5 vols. (Leiden & Boston, Brill, 2010). 

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Queen Esther's Reflection in 14th Century Judeo-Persian Culture