Magnes Graduate Fellow (Fall 2015)

Yosef Rosen

Yosef Rosen is a doctoral candidate in Jewish Studies at UC Berkeley. His dissertation offers a new take on the emergence of Kabbalah in Spain, as told through literary forgeries, epistles, courtroom chronicles, and literary transformations in rabbinic culture. He received an MA in Jewish Thought from Hebrew University and a BA in Philosophy from Yeshiva University.

During his Fellowship at The Magnes, Yosef will work with Curator, Dr. Francesco Spagnolo, researching the collection of Shiviti amulets and planning an upcoming exhibition.