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  • Gil Ribak Tuscon, AZ

    My Story

    Shalom,

    My name is Gil. I was born and raised in Israel, served in the IDF and later worked as an analyst for the Israeli Defense Ministry. I came to the U.S. on a Fulbright Fellowship, and completed my PhD degree in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since then I taught at various universities and colleges across the U.S., such as Washington University in St. Louis and Oberlin College. I served as the director of the Institute on American Jewish -Israeli Relation at the American Jewish University (Los Angeles), and now I am an Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Arizona. I am a published author of a book and many articles on different topics.

    I like to travel both in the U.S. and abroad, and to laugh (mostly about silly things).

    הסיפור שלי

    שלום,

    שמי גיל. נולדתי וגדלתי בישראל, שירתתי בצה”ל ומאוחר יותר עבדתי כאנאליסט במשרד הביטחון. באתי לארה”ב על מילגת פולברייט והשלמתי תואר דוקטורט בהיסטוריה באוניברסיטת וויסקונסין במדיסון. אחרי כן לימדתי באוניברסיטאות שונות בארה”ב, כגון אוניברסיטת וושינגטון בסט. לואיס ואוברלין (אוהיו). בין היתר הייתי ראש המכון ליחסי ישראל ויהדות ארה”ב באוניברסיטה היהודית-אמריקנית בלוס אנג’לס. כיום אני פרופסור חבר למדעי היהדות באוניברסיטת אריזונה. פירסמתי ספר ומאמרים רבים בנושאים שונים.

    אני אוהב לטייל בארה”ב ובעולם ולצחוק (בעיקר משטויות).

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