Shalom! My name is Aaron and I am a PhD student in the Hebrew and Judaic Studies department at New York University. I study the Jewish communities of the medieval Mediterranean, paying particular attention to how these communities interacted with and understood one another, the global Jewish diaspora, and their non-Jewish neighbors. I arrived at NYU after four years at Carleton College in Northfield, MN, where I majored in History; minored in Archaeology, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and Middle East Studies; and studied the Hebrew and Arabic languages. I served as a Teaching Assistant for the Hebrew program during my senior year and I spent the following summer studying classical (Biblical, Mishnaic, and medieval) Hebrew texts at Middlebury in modern Hebrew. I worked on an archaeological excavation in northern Israel in the summer of 2018 and I took advantage of the opportunity to visit Acre, Tel Aviv, the Galilee, Jerusalem, Be’er Sheva, the Dead Sea, and Eilat. I was the starting varsity goalkeeper for the Carleton soccer team and I am an avid fan of Hapoel Be’er Sheva, whom I saw play at home in a champions league match. I’m excited to bring fun and engaging teaching methods to help develop your skills in a language I have grown to love.