Isaiah (Yeshayahu) Gruber Ph.D.
Historian and translator based in Israel
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.
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
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.
My most 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
For a C.V. and full list of publications, please see my page on Academia.edu.