Dr. Guy Bracha
Dr. Guy Bracha is 2017 Felix Posen Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and teaching associate at Bar Ilan University. He received his Ph.D. from Bar Ilan University. His dissertation dealt with the Jewish-Zionist Journal, al-‘Ālam al-Isrā’īlī which was published in Literature Arabic in Beirut, in the years 1921-1948. In 2012-2013, he was an Eliashar Foundation fellow in the Ben-Zvi Institute.
His research focuses on the relations between Jews and non-Jews in the Middle East before 1948. He published several articles on this topic, among them "The Rise of the 'Young Jewish Effendiyya' and the Jewish Community of Beirut Reaction to the Nazi's Rise to Power in Germany", Zion, 80/2 (2015), pp. 207-226 (Hebrew), and "'The Germans are Coming!' – The Jewish Community of Beirut facing the question of Jewish immigration from German", Leo Baek Yearbook, 61/1 (2016, pp. 51-54.
His current work examines the rise of the Antismitism in Syria, Lebanon and Egypt and its impact on the local Jewish communities.