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Dr Rebecca Jane Wilson Jefferson

[Dr Jefferson]Rebecca Jefferson has worked in the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit since 1997. She is responsible for the Unit's Bibliography project and was recently appointed editor of the Genizah Fragments newsletter.

Rebecca gained a BA Honours Degree in Hebrew from University College London. She was awarded a prize for her final year dissertation. A Wingate Scholarship enabled her to study for her Masters Degree in post-Biblical Hebrew at King's College, Cambridge. She subsequently gained a Cambridge Studentship to study vocalized poetry manuscripts. She completed her doctoral dissertation Popular renditions of Hebrew hymns in the Middle Ages under the supervision of Professor Geoffrey Khan in 2004.