In particular, Professor Michael Stone is well-known to PaleoJudaica readers as a premier specialist in ancient Judaism and Armenian Studies. And Professor Yehuda Liebes, a likewise premier specialist in Kabbalah, has been mentioned here.
Meanwhile, over at Haaretz, Shira Kadari-Ovadia has noted the awards with a criticism: Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities Admits Six New Members, All Men.
Academy Director Galia Pinzi said that she is aware of the "distressing" lack of women in the organization's ranks, and that the selection of Academy members is made on the basis of excellence in research alone. "The number of women among Academy members reveals the lack of representation of women among in senior academic staff in institutions of higher education in Israel," she said.
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