Gabriel Abensour is a junior research fellow of the Kogod Research Center at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. He was born and raised in Strasbourg , France. Gabriel is a PhD student in the department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His dissertation will examine the “history from below” of Algerian Jews during the colonial period. His research lies at the intersection of postcolonialism studies, Jewish Law and History.
Gabriel holds a MA in Jewish History from the Hebrew University and wrote a thesis entitled “Parallel spaces: Jewish Elites at the end of 19th Century Mogador (Morocco)“. He also holds a dual-bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and in the Amirim Interdisciplinary Honors Program in the Humanities. He teaches Talmud, Halakha and Sephardic rabbinic literature in different venues and regularly writes for the French-Jewish journal Tenou’a.
In 2021, Gabriel was ordained rabbi with the third cohort of the Beit Midrash for Israeli Rabbis.