Yitz Landes was a member of the second cohort of North American David Hartman Center Fellows and PhD candidate in Religion at Princeton University. His research focuses on the transmission and reception of classical rabbinic literature in the early middle ages, unpacking the way in which the lives of rabbinic texts can shed light on the spread of rabbinic culture.
Yitz also has a strong interest in Jewish liturgy and ritual, topics he addressed in his first book, Studies in the Development of Birkat ha-Avodah (Jerusalem: The Mandel Institute for Jewish Studies, 2018 [Hebrew]).
He received a BA in Talmud and Halakha and Religion and an MA in Talmud and Halakha from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. At the Hebrew University, Yitz was a Fellow in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, and participated in the Program for the Study of Late Antiquity and Its Heritage. An alumnus of the Bronfman Fellowship, Yitz was a member of the Advanced Beit Midrash at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and is currently a Wexner Graduate Fellow.
Yitz lives in Manhattan with his partner, Daphna Ezrachi and their two sons.