Jacob Bender

Genizah Go-To Guy: Mohamed Hawary?s expertise on Cairo?s Jewish treasure trove is valued by colleagues worldwide.

Egypt’s Jewish Studies Doyen Looks Back

“What’s a nice professor of Jewish studies doing teaching in a place like this?” For those unfamiliar with contemporary Egyptian intellectual life, this might be the first question that comes to mind upon meeting Mohamed Hawary, a professor of Hebrew studies and Jewish thought at Ain Shams University in Cairo, a teeming school of some 180,000 students.