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Isaiah (Yeshayahu) Gruber Ph.D.

Historian and translator based in Israel

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Originally from Vermont, I migrated around various parts of the world before settling with my family in northern Israel.

My academic background is in History and Political Science: B.A. and M.A. from McGill University (Montréal) and Ph.D. from Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.).

I have always been fascinated by language, thought patterns, and the interaction between texts and beliefs – and my historical research continues to explore these themes.

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My current professional activities revolve around four positions:

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Research Associate in Early Slavic Studies

Primary source research connected to the history of Jews and Slavs in the Middle Ages

Kol Hakatuv Ltd.

Co-founder, Academic Director, and Head Translator

Kol Hakatuv  is an Israeli startup offering high-quality translation, editing, and research services in multiple languages

Israel Bible Center

Professor of Jewish History and Culture

I host the Roundtable Talks

with leading scholars and authors in Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Period, and Jewish-Christian Studies

Edu-Together Academy

Instructor in American and World History and Government

At Edu-Together I offer Advanced Placement and related courses as part of a comprehensive curriculum

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My book Orthodox Russia in Crisis: Church and Nation in the Time of Troubles won Honorable Mention in the 2012 Distinguished Scholarship Award of the Early Slavic Studies Association.

You can find it on Amazon here.

My recent articles include:

- “Jewish History in Patriarchal Muscovy: Toward an Understanding of Old and New Jerusalems,” in Russia’s Early Modern Orthodox Patriarchate, vol. 1: Foundations and Mitred Royalty, 1589–1647, ed. Kevin M. Kain & David Goldfrank (London: Academica, 2020): 71-116


- “Languages of the Bible and Polish-Jewish Relations,” Academic Journal of Modern Philology 8 (2019): 103-115


For a C.V. and full list of publications, please see my page on

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