Raya Even David
Welcome to new JEWTACT fellow: Gal Sofer
Gal Sofer submitted his Ph.D. dissertation to the Department of Jewish Thought at Ben-Gurion University. His research focuses on Jewish and Christian magic, especially demonic magic, from the late Middle Ages to the modern period. He is particularly interested in Solomonic magic texts that have been translated into various languages, including Hebrew, Aramaic, Italian, French, Latin, Greek, and English. Within the JEWTACT project, Gal will be investigating translations of magical recipes, particularly the translations and transformations of amulets with their verbal and non-verbal components from the sixteenth century onwards.