Ossnat Sharon-Pinto
Post Doctoral Researcher
Ossnat Sharon-Pinto is a post-doctoral researcher in the field of early modern Jewish cultural history. Her research explores the intersection of literature and implicit cultural concepts such as self, space and history. Her MA thesis was completed at the Hebrew University under the supervision of Prof. Galit Hasan-Rokem and Prof. Israel Yaacov Yuval. Her PhD dissertation, titled "The Emergence of the Self in Early Modern Jewish Travelogues: A Literary Perspective" written under the supervision of Prof. Dina Stein and Dr. Zur Shalev, was submitted to Haifa University in November 2021.
At JEWTACT, Ossnat studies translations and adaptations of popular European prose into Old Yiddish. Her current project aims to pin down literary trends in specific regions, or as evidenced by the output of specific agents in the sphere of printing, in an effort to reconstruct given readers' underlying tastes, ideas and orientation in their world – and the part played by translation therein.  



  • "Elephant, Leviathan and Nineveh the Great City: Sibbuv Petachia MiRegensburg and Midrash Yonah, Printed Side by Side" (Hebrew), Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Folklore, 30 (2016), pp. 37-73

  • “In Your Darkness, Jerusalem: Reading Meir Ariel’s ‘Jerusalem of Steel’ in 1967 and Today” (Hebrew), Hayo Haya: A Young Forum for History, 11 (2015), pp. 84-103