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Elliott Horowitz

Elliott Horowitz, who died in March 2017, was a distinguished historian who held positions at Ben-Gurion University and Bar-Ilan University, and was a frequent visitor to leading institutions in America and England. He was the co-editor of the Jewish Quarterly Review, the author of Reckless Rites: Purim and the Legacy of Jewish Violence (Princeton University Press) and many other influential studies, and a valued contributor to the Jewish Review of Books. He was a deeply erudite man with a quirky sense of humor; the line below his email signature invariably identified him as a member of the “Molkho Institute for Absurdly Abstruse Research.”