For other people with the same name, see Richard Cohen (disambiguation).

Richard I. (Yerachmiel) Cohen (born September 2, 1946) is a professor of history, presently holding the Paulette and Claude Kelman Chair in French Jewry Studies in the Department of Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He specializes in the history of Jews in Western and Central Europe in the modern period, in particular the Jews of France, art history, Jewish historiography, and The Holocaust.[1]


Cohen completed his undergraduate degree at McGill University in 1967. He earned his master's degree in 1972 and PhD in 1981, both at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.[1]

He was on the international editorial board of the Encyclopaedia of the Holocaust, published in 1990 in tandem Hebrew- and English-language editions by Yad Vashem.

Cohen's 1998 work, Jewish Icons: Art and society in Modern Europe, was the outcome of a 15-year collaboration with his fellow Hebrew University historian [2]), the late Ezra Mendelsohn, to encourage research on visual culture and modern Jewish society.[3]

Selected bibliography


  1. ^ a b "Richard (Yerachmiel) Cohen". The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 26 August 2007. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ezra Mendelsohn". The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara; Karp, Jonathan (2007). The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times. University of Pennsylvania Press. p. 381 (footnote 2). ISBN 978-0-8122-4002-3. 

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