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Deborah Dash Moore, who is the Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History, has been appointed as the new editor-in-chief of the Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization. The ten-volume series published by Yale University Press collects 3,000 years of Jewish literature, artwork, and artifacts, presenting Jewish culture in its historic and global entirety. 

“We’re delighted with Deborah’s appointment,” said Daniel Posen, CEO of the Posen Foundation. “Deborah has an astounding record of challenging, inventive scholarship. Now she’ll help guide a groundbreaking anthology toward completion, both in print and online. The project couldn’t be in better hands.”

Nine volumes in the Posen Library are currently under production, with an international team of scholars, advisors, and editors working closely together on each manuscript. The volumes cover different eras in Jewish history, from the biblical period to contemporary times, and are expected to be published between 2017 and 2021. Dash Moore will also oversee the expansion of the Posen Digital Library (, a free online database that will include many of the materials in the print volumes.

“I am thrilled to be working with such a stellar team,” said Dash Moore. “The more I learn of each volume’s content, the more excited I get.”