Research Projects

שבתאי צבי
בעקבות התנועה השבתאית עלו מספר רב של נביאים וחוזים מקובלים במזרח אירופה. המחקר יעסוק באסוף דמויות אלה ובחקר פועלן, תוך ראייתן כתופעה תרבותית-חברתית
חייו ופועלו של רבי אברהם דוד וארמאן מבוטשאטש
בית המדרש הישן בויזניץ
The aim of this project is to create, for the first time, an archival storage of original and internal oral traditions of the Vizhnitz hassidic group.

This study seeks to examine the level of the judicial autonomy of the Jewish community in Galicia during the first half of the 17th century, until the Cossack riots of 1648, and its situation vis a vis the Magdeburg rights.

Mahzikei ha-Dat

The newspapers of the Machzikei Hadat organization: their contribution to the consolidation of orthodoxy in Galicia

ויכוח מים חיים
Short papers written by Ad Hena's fellows, as finishing tasks for the course Print Revolution and Rabbinic Writing in the 16th Century
קבר הב"ח (תמונה מתוך ויקימדיה)
A three month long workshop about rabbinic Scholarship, at the centre of which stood Rabbi Joel Sirkis and his writing.
עמיתים ותיקים
A small research group of Ad Hena's past fellows, intended for sharing ideas, brainstorming and reciprocal scholarly support.
Short papers on the Amidah benedictions, a closing project to two-months long workshop in the Siddur
בית המדרש בקאצק
Traditions concerning the early days of hassidut in Poland and the transition of leadership from Kozk to Ger are variant and somewhat contradictive. This study aims at a new analisys of various aspects of this topic.
The goal of this research is to examine the halachic writings of Rabbi Moshe Isserles (Rema) through the prism of his library.
Torah and Enlightenment: The Galician Approach
An attempt to outline the Torah-guided form taken by the Haskalah in Galicia, and detail its acceptance of new Haskalah concepts and their integration into traditional Torah study.
Seder Berachot
This project is dedicated to R' Shlomo of Karlin (1738-1792). Born in Lithuania, he was exiled to Ludmir and became one of the first exponents of Hasidism in Galicia.
Secular names
This research will examine the attitudes of the Jews to their gentile surroundings through the prism of foreign names
This research project intends to examine the way of life and events that occurred in one of Galicia's central communities, the city of Brody, on the turn of the 19th century
Seder Berachot
This research project seeks to describe and investigate a quietly voiced criticism on universalist halakhic approach of the Rema.
This study checks the unique model developed in some of Galicia's hassidic courts of a combination of rabinate and hassidic leadershiup
This research project attempts to profile the biography and works of Rabbi Ya'akov Meshulam Ornstein (1775-1839), the rabbi and Av Bet Din of Zhovkva and Lviv.