Articles

Books

  1. Legends and Tales of Plants in the Botanical-Ecological Park, published by the Society for the Protection of Nature, Tel-Aviv 1987.
  2. Foodstuffs and Industrial Products Grown in the Land of Israel during the Middle Ages, Jerusalem 1996.
  3. A Historical Survey of Medicinal Substances in the al-Sham Region during the Middle Ages (640-1517 CE), Tel-Aviv 1999 (with E. Lev).
  4. Agricultural Products in the Land of Israel in the Middle Ages, Jerusalem 2000.
  5. Physicians, Drug, and Remedies in Jerusalem from the 10th-18th Centuries, Tel-Aviv 2000 (with E. Lev).
  6. Maimonides’ Regimen Sanitiatis: Commentary of R. Jacob Zahalon on Hilchot Deot – Chapter Four,  Neve-Tzuf  2001.
  7. The Book of Incense, Tel-Aviv 2002.
  8. Ethnic Medicinal Substances of the Land of Israel, Jerusalem 2002 (with E. Lev).
  9. The History of Medicine in Jerusalem, Archaeopress, Oxford 2002. (English)
  10. Bamme Madlikin, Tel-Aviv 2003 (with A. Shwiky).
  11. P’ri Megaddim by Rabbi David de Silva, Physician of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 2003.
  12. The Tradition of Fowl in Jewish Halacha, Tel Aviv 2004.
  13. The Land of Israel and Syria as Described by al-Tamimi: Jerusalem Physician of the 10th Century, Ramat-Gan 2004 (with Y. Serri).
  14. The Locust in Jewish Tradition, Ramat-Gan 2004.
  15. Sori ha-Guf by R. Nathan ben Yoel Falaquera (Edited & Commented with Y. Buchman, Tel- Aviv 2004.
  16. Rabbi Yosef Kafih’s Notebook on the Plants of the Mishna, Tel Aviv 2005.
  17. Practical Medicine of  Rabbi Hayyim Vital (1543-1620), Jerusalem 2006 (with Y. Buchman).
  18. Tracking the Scarlet Dye of the Holy Land, Jerusalem 2007.
  19. . 19Practical Materia Medica of the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean According to the Cairo Genizah ) With Efraim Lev), Brill & Sir Henry Wellcome Series, 7, Leiden 2008 (677 pp.)
  20. Merorim – Bitter Herbs, Tel Aviv 2008
  21. The Four Species Anthology, Tel Aviv 2009
  22. Etrogim of the Land of Israel: A modern study of their roots, Tel Aviv 2012
  23. Five Types of Grain: Historical, Halachic and Conceptual Aspects, Har Berach 2011
  24. Flora of the Bible, Jerusalem 2012
  25. Ethiopia in Israel: Ethnic Medicine and Traditional Medications of the
  26. Ethiopian Community, Yad Izhak Ben Zvi and the Hebrew University of
  27. Jerusalem, Jerusalem 2013 (with D. Danino)
  28. The Argaman (Purple): Porphura and Argawan in Jewish sources and
  29. further inquiries into Tekhelet, Har  Berach, 2014
  30. Flora and Fauna in Maimoides’s Teachings, Machon Hatorah Veharetz 2015.
  31. Shmona Shratzim, Kiryat Ono, Machon Moshe 2016
  32. Arabian Drugs in Early Medieval Mediterranean Medicine, Edinburgh University Press, 2017
  33. Differing Halachic Customs between “Baladi” Yemenite and Other Jewish Communities, Neve Tzuf  2017
  34. The Beauty of gemstone: the Hoshen jewels and precious stones in the ancient world, Har  Berach 2017

 Articles  (in Hebrew)

  1. “The wondrous rocks of Mount Sinai”, Cathedra, 52 (1989) , pp. 181-182.
  2. “Notes on Flora and Agriculture in Mamluk Palestine”, in:
    Palestine in the Mamluk Period (J. Drory ed.) , Jerusalem 1992, 200-236.
  3. “Tanner’s sumac in ancient times”, Israel – People and Land, 7-8 (1990-1993) , pp. 191-198.
  4. “On expiatory sacrifices of vegetation and baskets of dates”, Halamish, 8/34 (1993), pp. 33-35.
  5. “Freidrich Hasselquist: One of the first researchers of Biblical nature”, Beit-Mikra , 134 (1993) , pp. 245-247.
  6. “Accounts of the natural scenery in Judea and Samaria in the medieval period”, Shomron U’Binyamin, III, (Z.H. Erlich ed.) College of Judea and Samaria, Ariel 1993, pp. 110-124.
  7. Written accounts of the agricultural products in Samaria in the Middle Ages”, Shomron U’Binyamin, III, (Z.H. Erlich ed.) College of Judea and Samaria, Ariel 1993, pp. 43-54.
  8. “Estori ha-Parchi and the Flora of the Land of Israel”, Sinai, 112 (1993), pp. 263-272.
  9. “Estori ha-Parchi and the identification of the flora of the Land of Israel”, Proceedings of the Eleventh World Congress of Jewish Studies, B/ I , Jerusalem 1994, pp. 133-140.
  10. “A proposal for identifying ‘butz’”, Sinai, 114 (1994) , pp. 152-160.
  11. “Abu al-‘abas al-Nabati – Andalusian herbalist in the Land of Israel in the Ayyubid  Period”, Ariel, 100-101 (1994), pp. 235-239.
  12. “Tanner’s sumach in ancient times”, Sinai, 114  (1994), pp. 131-143.
  13. “Grape cultivation and wine production in Judea and Samaria during the Middle Ages”, in: Judea and Samaria Research Studies, IV, Kedumim-Ariel 1995, pp. 247-261.
  14. “Ibn al-Baytar and the study of the plants of al-Sham”, Cathedra, 76 (1995), pp. 49-76.
  15. “The use of Cassia Fistula in the Land of Israel and Syria during the Middle Ages”, Korot , 11 (1995) , pp. 56-64.
  16. “Freidrich Hasselquist – Pioneer of scientific-botanical research in the Land of Israel”, Ariel, 105-106 (1995), pp. 114-120.
  17. “Realia-based Commentary on the Flora of the Land of Israel in Medieval Commentary”, Sinai, 116 (1995), pp. 86-96.
  18. “The Relation between the Galilee and the Golan in the Roman-Byzantine Period and in the early Middle Ages”, Sinai, 116 (1995), pp. 184-186 (with M. Erlich).
  19. “Alhagi and the holidays”, Sinai, 116 (1995), pp. 284-288.
  20. “Dibs in the Land of Israel during the Middle Ages”, in: Judea and Samaria Research Studies, V, Kedumim-Ariel 1996, pp. 241-248.
  21. “The seeds of the pomegranate”, ”, ‘Al-’Atar ,1 (1996), pp. 53-56.
  22. “Barley as reality and symbol in the Book of Ruth”, ‘Al-’Atar, II (1996), pp. 43-47.
  23. “Traditions and realia in the writing of a tenth-century physician in Jerusalem” , Cathedra, 81 (1996) , pp. 23-34.
  24. “Agricultural products and industrial plants in the Land of Israel during the Middle Ages”, Ariel, 112-113 (1996), pp. 46-70.
  25. “Agronomic innovations as reflected in the commentary on sacred books and Jewish law in the Middle Ages”, BDD, 3 (1996), pp. 87-97.
  26. “The Temple Incense according to Rabbi Sa’adia Gaon”, Sinai, 118 (1996), pp. 129-139.
  27. “The worship of trees near the graves of saints in Jewish and Moslem tradition”, Ariel, 117-118 (1997), pp. 155-162.
  28. “The Relation of Man to the Flora and Agriculture of the Land of Israel in Medieval times”, in: Hikrei Eretz (Studies in the History of the Land of Israel dedicated to Prof. Yehuda Feliks),(Y. Friedman, Safrai, and J. Schwartz, eds), Ramat- Gan 1997, pp. 167-178.
  29. “Agricultural Products in the Jordan Valley in the Middle Ages”, The Village in Ancient Israel (S. Dar and Z. Safrai, eds), Tel Aviv 1997, pp. 297-326.
  30. “Bringing the meal offering and shew-bread from the Lod Valley – towards an identification of Zerifin and Ein Sukkar”, in: Mehkerei Yehuda V’Shomron – Proceedings of the Sixth Conference Ariel – Kedumim 1997, pp. 179-189. (in collaboration with Avi Sasson)
  31. “The Balsam wood (עץ האפרסמון)in the Temple incense”, Tehumin, 17 (1997), pp. 473-479.
  32. “Hashish and Hashshashin in the Land of Israel and Syria in the Middle Ages”, Ariel, 120 (1997), pp. 277-282.
  33. “Medicinal substances and their use in the Land of Israel and Syria in the Middle Ages (the seventh to sixteenth centuries)”, Et Hada’at, I (1997), pp. 112-115. (In cooperation with E. Lev)
  34. “R. Sa’adia Gaon’s view of the ‘S’dom salt’ as a constituent of the incense”, BDD, 5 (1997), pp. 101-110.
  35. “Wheat as the ‘tree of knowledge’ – rationale for identification”, Sinai, 102 (1997), pp. 108-111.
  36. “The export of theriac from the Land of Israel and its uses in the Middle Ages”, Korot, 12 (1996-1997), pp. 16-28.
  37. “The preservation of sacred healing sites in Jerusalem”, in: Mehkerei Yehuda V’Shomron – Proceedings of the Seventh Conference 1997, Kedumim-Ariel, pp. 207-222.
  38. “Treading installations at Khirbet Hablata (Hallamish), ‘Atiqot, 32 (1998), pp. 205-207. (in cooperation with D. Sion)
  39. “Onycha-clove”, ‘Al-’Atar, III (1998), pp. 31-37.
  40. “Grave Markers in the Land of Israel” , Kovetz al yad, 14 (1998), pp. 277-296.“Identifying the Biblical flora in light of the Koran interpretation”, Beit Mikra, 152 (1998), pp. 67-77.
  1. “The revolution in textiles in Eretz Israel and Syria in the Middle Ages”, Cathedra, 87 (1998), pp. 37-60.
  2. “The kashrut of the Locust”, Tehumin, 19 (1999), pp. 283-299. (in collaboration with H. Seri)
  3. “Changes in the economy of the residents of the Hula Valley and environs in the Middle Ages”, in: Yad L’Yair, Eretz Israel – Studies in Science, Environment, and Geography of Israel in Memory of Yair Bashan (M. Livne and R. Yehezkeli eds.), Society for the Protection of Nature, 1999, pp. 146-151.
  4. “Medicine in Jerusalem during the Ayyubid Period”, Harefuah, 136 (1999), pp. 742-746.
  5. “Sugar loaves and sugar glaze”, Et-Mol, 24 (no. 145) 1999, pp. 21-23.
  6. “Jewish physicians of Jerusalem in the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries”, in: Medicine in Jerusalem throughout the Ages (Z. Amar, E. Lev, and J. Schwartz eds.), Tel Aviv 1999, pp. 79-98.
  7. “Agricultural products in the Lachish relief”, Beit Mikra, 159 (1999), pp. 350-356.
  8. “Milkweed fabrics in ancient times”, Et Hada’at, 3 (1999), pp. 121-130. (with T. Friedman).
  9. “Sunplants in ancient sources”, Leshonenu La’am, 50 (1999), pp. 147-148.
  10. “Vinegar and grape as means of fire-extinguishing – a phenomenon awaiting explanation”, ‘Al-’Atar, 6 (2000), pp. 33-40.
  11. “The virtues of the carob and how it was distributed in the land of Israel as reflected in Jewish medieval sources”, ‘Al-’Atar, 6 (2000), pp. 155-157.
  12. “The traditional materia medica in Jerusalem according to Titus Tobler”, Harefuah, 138 (2000), pp. 604-607.
  13. “Medicinal Materials from Syria according to al-Musta’ini”, Studies in Arabic and Islamic Culture, I (B. Abrahamov ed.), Tel-Aviv 2000, pp. 61-77 (with Y. Serry).
  14. “Quarrying in the Dead Sea region in the tenth century according to al-Tamimi”, Ariel, 143-144 (2000), pp. 91-98 (with Y. Serry).
  15. “The paper industry in al-Sham in the Middle Ages”,  Cathedra, 98 (2000), pp. 73-96.
  16. “Theory and practice in an essay by R. Hayyim Vital”, Sinai, 125 (2000), pp. 202-215 (with Yael Buchman).
  17. “The identification of ‘winged swarming creatures’”. BDD, 11 (2000), pp. 5-22.
  18. “Among the spice trees by Yehuda Feliks; a review ”,  Leshonenu, 63 (2000-2001), pp. 151-153.
  19. “A custom of moistening grain in the preparation of matzot according to Yemenite tradition”, Tema, 7 (2001), pp. 177-186.
  20. “Several principles in the theory of Yosef Kafih in identifying plants and realia”, in: Rabbi Yosef Kafih Memorial Volume (Z. Amar and H. Seri eds), Ramat-Gan 2001, pp. 68-73.
  21. Kashrut indicators of the locust in the light of late Midrash”, ‘Al-‘Atar , 8-9 (2001), pp. 99-106.
  22. “The peony and the remedy for epilepsy in ancient times”, Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Folklore, 21 (2001), pp. 147-162.
  23. “Like snow in summer; A luxury product in the land of Israel and Syria”, Cathedra, 102 (2001), pp. 51-62.
  24. “Ibn Biklarish, one of Spain’s eminent physicians”, Korot, 15 (2001) pp. 79-81 (with Y. Serry).
  25. “Compilation from Jonah Ibn Ganah’s Dictionary of Medical Terms”, Leshonenu, 63 (2000-2001), pp. 279-291 (with Y. Serry).
  26. “Sacrifice offering of birds – a realia-based commentary on essential laws”, Ma’alin Ba’Kodesh, 4 (2002), pp. 117-144.
  27. The controversy over the kashrut of the stork (Ciconia) in the Middle Ages, Sinai, 128 (2002), pp. 135-146.
  28. “ ‘Bat’ in the meaning of ‘beitza’ (note), Leshonenu, 30, 64 (2002), p. 343.
  29. “Shiluah ha’ken – driving the mother bird from the nest – an ecological commandment”,  Tehumin, 22 (2002), pp. 531-536.
  30. “The kashrut of the peacock”, Shana Be’shana, 43 (2002), pp. 531-536.
  31. “Agricultural crops in the Ashkelon region during the Middle Ages”, in: Ashkelon: Bride of the South (A. Sasson, Z. Safrai, N. Sagiv ), Tel Aviv 2002,  31-48.
  32. “A letter concerning theriac from Ashkelon”, in Ashkelon: Bride of the South (A. Sasson, Z. Safrai, N. Sagiv ), Tel Aviv 2002, pp. 49-58. (with Y. Seri).
  33. “The saver of lives from Jerusalem”, Et-mol, 28/2 (2002), pp. 11-13.
  34. “The discovery of the ‘Tola’at ha-Shani’”, in New Studies on Jerusalem, 8 (2002), pp. 133-140
  35. “The Colocynth (Cirullus colocynthis) in the economy of the city of Gaza in modern times”, Korot, 16 (2002), pp. 103-119.
  36. “The Kashrut of the Turkey”, BDD, 13 (2003), pp. 69-89.
  37. “The project of preserving the tradition for identifying animals as kosher”, Ha-Ma’ayan, 42/3 (2003), pp. 36-40 (in cooperation with A. Zivotofsky).
  38. “Proliferation of worms in lettuce: Modern man’s affliction”, Tzohar, 13 (Winter 2003), pp. 113-117.
  39. “Eating sparrows according to the Yemenite Jewish tradition”, Ofikim, 123-124 (2003), pp. 51-52.
  40. “The kashrut of the giraffe – a post mortem report”, Tehumin, 23 (2003), pp. 491-499 (in cooperation with Ari Zivotofsky and Danny Zivotofsky).
  41. “The kashrut of the Guinea-fowl”, Tehumin, 23 (2003), pp. 500-508.
  42. “The Ostrich in Jewish sources”, Al Atar, 12 (2003), pp. 29-46.
  43. “In wake of the Halachic banquet”, Al Atar, 12 (2003), pp. 109-112.
  44. “The tradition regarding kosher fowl in the Jewish communities of Italy”, Sinai, 132 (2003), pp. 133-144.
  45. “The ancient trade in incense, perfume, and spices”, The Nabateans in the Negev (R. Rosenthal-Heginbottom ed.), Haifa 2003, pp. 61-66.
  46. “The kashrut of the Muscovy Duck and the Mullard”, Ha-Ma’ayan, 44/A (2004), pp. 35-42 (in cooperation with A. Zivotofsky).
  47. “Embalming in Jewish sources”, Assia, 74-75 (2004), pp. 32-36.
  48. “The latrine in the Land of Israel in the Roman-Byzantine Period”, Jerusalem & Eretz-Israel, 2 (2004), pp. 27-50 (in cooperation with A. Baruch).
  49. “The meaning of ‘shechin’ [=boils] in rabbinic language”, Assia , 74-75  (2004), pp. 65-69.
  50. “The miracle of the quails and the issue of their kashrut”, Tehudat Kashrut, 26 (2003-2004), pp. 13-20.
  51. “Plants of Yemen in the writings of Rabbi Yosef Kafih in: Nutrition and Popular Remedy – Yemenite Tradition (Z. Madar and Y.Raiany eds.) Tel-Aviv 2004, pp. 157-168.
  52. “Materia Medica  used by Yemenite Jews”, in: Nutrition and Popular Remedy – Yemenite Tradition (Z. Madar and Y.Raiany ed.) Tel-Aviv 2004, pp. 169-188.
  53. “Comrades in medicine; Medicine as a bridge between Franciscans and Jews in Ottoman Jerusalem”, Et-mol, 29, 2 (2005), pp. 22-23.
  54. “The kashrut of the yak”, Tehudat Kashrut, 27 (2004), pp. 17-18.
  55. “The eating of locusts; Preserving traces of Talmudic culture among Yemenite Jewry”, Ateret Yitzhak (Y. Toubi, ed.), Netanya 2004, pp. 177-196.
  56. “Cock fights”, Et-mol, 30, 2 (2005), pp. 20-22.
  57. “The cows of our land”, Et-mol, 30, 3 (2005), pp. 4-7.
  58. “Locusts swarming – Locust damage and extermination in Eretz-Yisrael and the region in the past and present”, Ariel, 168 (2005), pp. 26-43.
  59. “The liberator of agunot [=abandoned wives] from Damascus”, Et-mol, 30, 4 (2005), pp. 16-19.
  60. “Towards an identification of the shabut fish , Ha-Ma’ayan, 45/3 (2005), pp. 41-46 (with A. Zivtofsky).
  61. “Medical aspects in Maimonides’ ‘Introduction sections to the Mishnah ; From Maimonides’ early years as a physician”, Maimonides Collection, on the eight hundredth anniversary of his death (Y.A. Movshovitz) , Jerusalem 2005, pp. 428-439.
  62. “Tracing the locust”, Tehudat Kashrut, 32 (2005), pp. 35-38.
  63. “Blessing recited over the injira bread made with teff flour”, Tehumin, 25 (2005), 328-333.
  64. “Traces of Hebrew language traditions in al-Idrisi’s medical dictionary”, Leshonenu, 67 (2005), pp. 179-194 (in cooperation with Y. Serri).
  65. “When did the water buffalo make its appearance in Eretz Israel?”, Cathedra, 117 (2005), pp. 63-70 (in cooperation with Y. Serri)
  66. “Tree Wormwood (Artemisia arborescens) – a medicinal plant which arrived in the region of Israel Western Europe during the Crusades?”, Forest, 7 (2005), pp. 35-40. (With Dudai).
  67. “Use of the cultivated poppy in the Land of Israel and the surrounding region up to the era”, in: Forbidden Fields: The Poppy and Opium from Ancient Times until Today ( Ayalon and C. Sorek ed.), Tel Aviv 2006, pp. 108 – 121.
  68. “When did the exceptional devotion to ritual purity in Israel begin and end?”, BDD, 17 (2006), pp. 7-27.
  69. “Plant life in Maimonides’ Sefer Ha-mada” in Maimonides, Mishneh Torah (Y. Makbili Ed.) I, Haifa 2006, pp. 310-313;  “Plant life in Maimonides’ Sefer Ahava” in Mishneh Torah (Y. Makbili Ed.) II, Haifa 2007, pp. 308-312.
  70. “Plant life in Maimonides’ Sefer Zemanim” in Mishneh Torah (Y. Makbili Ed.) III, Haifa 2009, pp. 299- 306
  1. “The Irus as an Iris“, ‘Al ‘Atar, 13-14 (2006), pp. 221-229.
  2. “Cocus lacca in Jewish sources”, Ha-ma’ayan, 47, I (2006), pp. 35-40.
  3. “Growing areas of the afarsimon (Balm of Gilead) in light of the Medba Map”, Siah Sadeh , 4 (2007), Internet journal.
  4. “Treating epilepsy in ancient times”, Kol Ha-zemahim, 6 (2007), pp. 34-35.
  5. “The kashrut of the buffalo”, Tehumin,  27 (2007), pp. 379-387. (With Z. Zivotofsky).
  6. “The Arava: A scientific identification and halachic tradition”, Hama’ayan, 48/1 (2007), pp. 49-57.
  7. “This ‘red, red stuff’”, Eretz V’Teva, 111 (2007), pp. 48-54.
  1. “Yehudah Feliks (1922-2005), Shnaton: An Annual for Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, 17 (2007), pp. 1-3.
  2. “The Meaning and Function of the Perforated Sarcophagi and Ossuaries Found in Jerusalem and its Surroundings”, Eretz-Israel, 28 (2007), pp. 159-164 (With B. Zissu).
  3. “Etrogim, grafted and hybridized”, Emunat Itecha, 72 (Tishrei 2007), pp. 36-43.
  4. “Five species of Marror according to the view of the Rambam”, Hama’yan, 48/3 (2008), pp. 108 – 116.
  5. “An editor’s considerations: Response to Dror Fixler”, Mesora L’Yosef (Y. Farhi, ed.), V, Netanya (2008), pp. 300-302.
  6. “On the leaves of the summach which are evergreen”, Emunat Itecha, 75 (2008), pp. 31-33 (with M. Zarum).
  7. “Flora and agriculture as a realia motif in the piyyutim of Eretz Yisrael”, Piyyut in Tradition, 4 (2008), pp. 85-101.
  8. “Healers and physicians in Ottoman Israel”, East and Maghreb, 8 (2008), pp. 7- 19 (with Y. Buchman).
  9. “The Gall Bladder – A Means to Differentiate the Gazella from the Deer”, Hama’yan, 49/2 (2008), pp. 14-18
  10. “ A glimpse into the world of physicians and healers in Ottoman Israel”, Galileo, 118 (2008), pp. 60-67 (with Y. Buchman).
  11. “Balsam and its laws”, Tehumin, 28 (2008), pp. 368-372.
  12. “Adding hadassim”, Sinai, 139 (2008), pp. 66-72.
  13. “Toward an identification of Shipon”, BDD, 20 (2008), pp. 67-84.
  14. “Ethiopia in Israel – an ethnopharmacological study of Ethiopian immigrants in Israel”, Harefuah, 147 (2008), pp. 597-601 (With D. Danino).
  15. “Between Ethiopian Medicine and Yemen”, Tehuda, 25 (2008), pp. 68 – 73.
  16. “Invitation to a circumcision ceremony, Yemeinite-style”, Mesorah Le’yosef , 6 (Y. Parhi, ed.), Netanya 2009, pp. 289-294.
  1. “The Contribution of Arabic Sources to the Identification of Types of Plums in Ancient Israel”, Leshonenu, 71 (2009), pp. 233-235.
  2. “Curdling of Milk as a Criterion for Determining Kashrut of Animals in the Bible”, BDD, 21 (2009), PP. 75 – 94. (With U. Merin & D. Iluz).
  3. “The shew-bread – Aspects of history and realia”, Ma’alin Bakodesh, 17 (2008), pp. 49-83.
  4. “Towards Identifying the Ayal, the Zvi and the Yahmur“, ‘Al ‘Atar, 15 (2009), pp 7-20
  5. ”The Kashrut of the ‘Ayal [Deer] and the Zvi [Gazelle]”, Tehumin (5769), pp. 162-172 (with  Zivotofsky (
  6. “The Industrial facility at ‘En-Boqeq: an Indigo Production Plant ?”, in: Judea and Samaria Research Studies, 18 (2009), pp. 223-330 (With D. Iluz).
  7. “The Phenomenon of Sacred Trees among the Jews in the Galilee”, in: Mehkarei Galil (Z. Safrai, ed.), Ramat-Gan, 2009, pp. 135-139. (with Efrain Gil- ‘Ad).
  8. “Identification of Kosher Species Animals in the Light of Archaeozoological Research”, Cathedra, 132 (2009), pp. 33-54 (With R. Bouchnick and G. Bar-Oz)
  9. “Šmn Rahus: new interpretation”, in: Judea and Samaria Research Studies, 19 (2010), pp. 47-58
  10. “The First Reaearcher of Temple Matters”, Hama’yan, 50/4 (2010), pp. 86-90
  11. “The Persimmon in the Land of Israel”, City of David: Studies of Ancient Jerusalem, The 11th Conference (E. Meiron ed.), 2010, pp. 61-73.
  12. “More about the Kashrut of the Muscovy Duck”, “, Hama’yan, 50/4 (2010), pp. 47-54 (with  Zivotofsky)
  13. “From the ledgers of a Jewish shopkeeper from Sana’a” in : The Yemenites: Studies in Yemenite Jewry and its Heritage (A. Jimani, R. Arusi, and S. Regev, Eds.), Ramat-Gan 2011, pp. 117-133.
  14. “The Yemenite Commentary on the Identification of Plants in the Mishnah by Rabbenu Natan Av Hayeshiva” in: Mettuv Yosef: Yosef Tobi Jubilee Volume (A. Oettinger and Bar-Maoz, eds.)  II, Haifa 2011, pp. 11-22 (with E. Kafih)
  15. “‘Buddha’s Hand” or The Kashrut-Problem of the “Finfer Etrog”: A Chapter from the Life of the Mir Yeshiva in Shanghai (1942)”, Mizrekh, II (2011), pp. 253-258
  16. “”Recipe for Lechem haPanim (Shewbread) , Hama’yan, 51/1 (2011), pp. 35-52 (with A. Cohen)
  17.  “Poverty as Defined in Yemen”, Tehuda, 27 (2010), pp. 49-51.
  18.  “To Restore the Bubaline Antelopes to the Land of  Israel”, Ariel, 197-198 (2010), pp. 205-208.
  19.  “The Economic Aspect of Publicly-Funded Sacrifice in the Temple”, Ma’alin Bakodesh, 22 (2011), pp. 85-125.
  20. “Locust”, in: Maor Lakashrut (I.M.Levinger ed.), Jerusalem 2011, pp. 475-496.
  21. “The Wine Presses at Kh. Hablata in Neve Tsuf (Halamish): Possible Evidence of Sweet Wine Production”, in: In the Highland’s Depth (A. Tavger, Z. Amar & M. Billig eds.), Beit-El 2011, pp. 135- 141
  22. “The weasel – Identification by Maimonides of the ulda [חולדה mentioned in the Mishnah”], Leshonenu, 73 (2011), pp. 327-333.
  23. “The Color of Techelet according to Maimonides”, Hama’yan, 52/2 (2011), pp. 77-87.
  24. “The Balsam from Ein Gedi and the Story of Massada”, Judea and Samaria Research Studies, 21 (2012), pp. 227-234.
  25. “A Brief Guide to Crimson-Producing Snails”, ‘Al ‘Atar, 17 (2013), pp. 111-123.
  26. “Medical Services in Jerusalem”, in: The History of Jerusalem: The Mamluk Period (1260 – 1517), (Y. Friedman & J. Drory eds.), Jerusalem 2012, pp. 250 – 256 (with Lev).
  27. “Identifying animals in the Mishna according to Maimonides’ commentary “, Masoret L’Yosef, 7 (2012), pp. 437-447.
  28. The use of Rotem (White Broom) in treating Newborn Jaundice in the tradition of Yemenite Jews”, Tehuda, 28 (2012), pp. 132-136.
  29. “Memory and its preservation in Jewish medical sources” Kol Hazemahim (2012), pp.31-33.
  30. “Living Names” (Review), Lesonenu, 75 (2013), pp. 127-132.
  31. Balsam (Commiphora gileadensi)) from Jericho and Ein Gedi and it medicinal uses, Ariel (2013) 179-186 (with D. Iluz)
  32. “Identifying Silkworm Fibres in Ancient Eretz-Israel Fabrics”, Jerusalen & Eretz-Israel, 8-9 (2013), pp. 441-455 (With D. Iluz & A. Baranes)
  33. “Dyeing with Techelet according to Maimonides and using natural dyeing substances”, Hama’yan, 53/4 (2013), pp. 35-53 (with David Iluz).
  34. “The Barley Offering Sent from the Coastal Plain to Jerusalem,” in Yad Evyatar (Y. Eliav, ed.), Jerusalem, 2013, pp. 181-193.(With A. Sasson)
  35. “Egyptian Balsam and its Use in the Jordan Rift Region”, Judea and Samaria Research Studies, 22 (2013), pp. 376-369 (With O. Shamir).
  1. “Undiluted and Diluted Wine: Their Wine and Our Wine”, BDD, 28 (2013), pp. 75 – 96.
  1. “Jandali and Hamdani – Varieties of Table and Wine Grapes in Past and Present”, Judea and Samaria Research Studies, 23 (2014), pp. 399 – 408 (With S. Drori, Y. Netzer, Y. Henig & A. Segev)
  1. “True Purple Textiles from Murabbawat Cavesand other Purple Substitutes which were found in Caves in the Judean Desert”, Judea and Samaria Research Studies, 23 (2014), pp. 409 – 525 (With N. Sukenik, D. Iluz, O. Shamir & A. Varvak)
  2. “The Onager and the Donkey: Crossing the Lines”, Lesonenu, 76 (2014), pp. 265 – 283.
  1. “Towards an identification of the Argawan according to R. Saadia Gaon and Maimonides”, in: Va’yasem midbara K’eden: Memorial volume dedicated to R. Avshalom Eden (S. Pinhas-Cohen, Ed.), Jerusalem 2014, 437-454.
  2. “Preparation of the two wave loaves,” Ma’alin Bakodesh,  28 (2014), pp. 47 – 57.
  3. “Identification of Dyes from Moyat ‘Awad Textiles”, Michmanim, 25 (2014), pp. 63 – 72 (with Sukenik & D. Iluz)
  4. A Reevaluation of the Textile Dyes in the Cave of Letters”, Judea and Samaria Research Studies, 24 (2015), pp. 331-350 (with N. Sukenik, A. Varvak & D. Iluz)
  5. “Zebu – Cattle with a Hump”, Cathedra, 157 (2015), pp. 7-32.
  6. Semi-Precious Stones from the Temple Mount Sifting Project and their Significance”, New Studies on Jerusalem, 21 (2015), pp, 308-319 (with Y. Elkayam, G. Barkay & Z. Dvira).
  7. “The Ephod, the Stones of the Breastplate and the Shamir”, Hamayan, 56\3 (2016), pp. 41-59.
  8. “Identifying the Stones in the Priestly Breastplate”, BDD, 31 (2016), pp. 7-27.
  9. “The Scarlet cord”, Et-Mol, 247 (2016), pp. 2-4.
  10. “Rabbi Hayim Kissar and the improved production of tefillin in Yemen”, Tehuda, 32 (2017), pp. 22-33.
  11. “The size of the largest olive: The relationship between reality and halachic calculation”, Emunat Itecha, 114 (2017), pp. 43-48.
  12. “The Property of A Jewish Middle-Class Family in Yemen”, Tema, 14 (2017), pp. 123-135.
  13. “The Purple Dye Industry in Light of Archaeological Findings in the Land of Isreal and Lebanon”, Qadmoniot, 153 (2017), pp. 9-16.
  14. “Cistus creticus – A Perfume Plant of the Land of Israel“, In the Highland’s Depth, 7 (2017), pp. 107-114.
  15. “Grafted Myrtle – A Problem which does not Exist”, Hama’yan, 223 (2017), pp. 19-24.
  16. “Neutering Living Creatures in Order to Fatten Them”, Hama’yan, 225 (2018), pp. 60 – 66.
  17. “Yemenite Crops According to Alawasi,” Tehuda, 33 (2018), pp. 9-21 (with Y. Seri).
  18. “Sea Silk in Jewish Sources,” Mehkarei Giv’a, 4 (2016-2017), pp. 115-122.
  19. “Red Alert”, Et-Mol, 251 (2017), pp. 16-17.
  20. “On kosher worms in cheese and lice that may be killed on Shabbat”, Emunat Itecha, 116 (2017), pp. 115-119.
  21. “Cheesemaking using Flowers”, Emunat Itecha, 117 (2017), pp. 51-52.
  22. “The Kashrut Tradition Relating to Ritually Pure Animals in Jewish Communities Over the Ages”, in: Worlds in Encounter: The Sciences in the World of Judaism (A. Gottlieb, ed.), Ramat Gan, 2018, pp. 136-144.
  23. “Neutering Living Creatures in Order to Fatten Them”, Hama’yan, 225 (2018), pp. 60 – 66.
  24.  “Kakhal vesaraq” – Evidence of  cosmetics used by women found in the Judean Desert Cave of Letters from the Bar Kokhba Revolt”, Jerusalem & Eretz-Isreal, 10-11 (2018), pp. 179-192 (with N. Sukenik).
  25. “The Citron in Medicine: From Theophrastus to the Present”, The Etrog Citron: Tradition and Research (E.E. Goldschmidt & M. Bar-Joseph trans.), Jerusalem 2017, pp. 242-247.
  26. “Citrons of the Land of Isreal in Modern Times”,The Etrog Citron: Tradition and Research (E.E. Goldschmidt & M. Bar-Joseph trans.), Jerusalem 2017, pp. 368-395.
  27. “Lentisk Gum Tree: Production in Isreal following the Greek Model”, In the Highland’s Depth, Ariel – Neve Tzuf 2018, pp. 225-236.
  28. “Barburim and Tukiyyim: Erroneous Names for Birds in Contemporary Hebrew”, Lesonenu, 80 (2018), pp. 365-384.

Articles (in English)

  1. “Medicinal substances in the Land of Israel in the time of the Bible, the Mishnah, and the Talmud in light of written sources, in: Illness and Healing in Ancient Times, University of Haifa, (1996), pp. 52-61.
  2. “Milkweed – Fibers to fabric”, Shuttle, Spindle, & Dyepot, 28 (1997), pp. 43-45. (with Toni Friedman).
    This article was also published in Archaeological Textiles Newsletter, 24 (1997), pp. 43-46.
  3. “Gold production in the ‘Arabah Valley in the tenth century”, IEJ, 47 (1997), pp. 100-103.
  4. “The production of salt and sulphur from the Dead Sea Region in the tenth century according to al-Tamimi”, PEQ, 130 (1998), pp. 3-7.
  5. “The ash and the red material from Qumran”, Dead Sea Discoveries, 5 (1998), pp. 1-15.
  6. “Written sources regarding the Jazirat Fara’un (Coral Island) textiles”, ‘Atiqot, 36 (1998), pp. 114-119.
  7. “Tradition, uses, and biodiversity of rocket (Eruca sativa Brassicaceae) in Israel”, Economic Botany, 52 (1998), pp. 394-400. (with Z. Yaniv and  Schafferman)
  8. “The choice produce of the land according to Sa’adia Gaon”, in: Proceedings of the Twelfth World Congress of Jewish Studies (Division A), Jerusalem 1999, pp. 269-277.
  9. Agricultural realia in light of the Lachish Relief”, Ugarit-Forschungen, 31 (1999), pp. 1-11.
  10. “The Lord’s Field”: Galgala, Jericho, and Jerusalem and the polemics of the Byzantine period”, Jerusalem and Eretz Israel (J. Schwartz, Z. Amar, and I. Ziffer, Eds.), Ramat-Gan Tel-Aviv 2000, pp. 77-88. (with J. Schwartz)
  11. “Ethnopharmacological survey of traditional drugs sold in Israel at the end of the 20th century”, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 72 (2000), pp. 191-205 (with Efraim Lev).
  12. “The history of the paper industry in al-Sham in the Middle Ages” in: Towns and Material Culture in the Medieval Middle East (Y. Lev, Ed.). Leiden-Boston-Koln 2002, pp. 119-133.
  13. “Ethnopharmacological survey of traditional drugs sold in Jordan”, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 82 (2002), pp. 131-145 (with Efraim Lev).
  14. “The eating of locusts in Jewish Tradition after the Talmudic Period”, Torah u-Madda Journal, 11 (2002), pp. 186-202
  15. “Transformations in the Agriculture of al-Sham during the Mamluk period (1250-1517 CE)”, The Rural Landscape of Ancient Israel (A. M. Maeir, S. Dar & Z. Safrai ed.), Oxford  2003, pp.  149-158
  16. ‘The Halachic tale of three American birds: Turkey, Prairie Chicken, and Muscovy Duck”, Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society, 46 (2003), pp. 81-103 (with A. Zivotofsky).
  17. “The eating of locusts in Jewish tradition after the Talmudic Period”,  The Torah u-Madda Journal, 11 (2002-2003), pp. 186-202
  18. “Giraffe: A Halakhically-oriented dissection”, The Torah u-Madda Journal, 11 (2002-2003), 203-221 (With A.Z. Zivotofsky & D.  Zivotofsky).
  19. “Ibn al-Suri, physician and botanist of al-Sham”, PEQ, 135/2 (2003), pp . 124-130 (This article was also published in: Jerusalem and Eretz-Israel, 4-5 (2007), pp. 219-233
  20. “The turning point from an Archaic Arab medical system to an early modern European system in Jerusalem according to the Swiss physician Titus Tobler (1806-1877), Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, 21 (2004), pp,  159-182  (With E. Lev).
  21. “The Jerusalem Balsam: From the Franciscan Monastery in the old city of Jerusalem to Martindale 33”,Journal of  Ethnopharmacology, 101 (2005), pp. 16-26. (With A. Moussaieff, Fride, E. Lev, D. Steinberg, R. Gallily & R. Mechoulam.
  22. “The scarlet dye of the Holy Land, BioScience, 55 (2005), pp. 780-783 (With H. Gottlieb, L. Varshavsky & D. Iluz).
  23. “An early glimpse at Western medicine in Jerusalem 1700-1840: The case of the Jews and the Franciscans’ medical activity”, Vesalius, 11 (2005), pp. 81-87. (With E. Lev).
  24.  “Cereal beer (Sheikhar) in Jewish sources”, Viennese  Ethnomedicine Newsletter,  8 (2005), pp. 3-7 (With E. Lev & Z. Yaniv).
  25. Identifying the ancient Shibuta”, Environmental Biology of Fishes, 75 (2006), pp. 361-363. (With Z. Zivotofsky).
  26. “Fishy Tale: Identifying the Talmudic Shibuta”, The Jewish Observer, 39 (2006), pp.  31-35.
  27. “Reconstruction of the inventory of materia medica used by members of the Jewish community of medieval Cairo according to prescriptions found in the Taylor-Schechter Genizah collection, Cambridge”, Journal of Ethnoparmacology, 108 (2006), pp. 428 – 444 (With E. Lev).
  28. “Rabbi David de-Silva, Jerusalem physician of the eighteenth century”, Revue des Etudes juives, 165 (2006), pp. 457-483.
  29.    “Practice versus Theory: Medieval Materia Medica according to the Cairo Genizah”, Medical History, 51 (2007), pp. 507 – 526  (With E. Lev).
  30.   “The significance of the Genizah’s medical documents for the study of medieval Mediterranean trade”, JESHO, 50 (2007), pp. 524-541   (With E. Lev).
  31. “Wall pellitory as a glass cleaning material in the land of Israel in the middle ages”, Economic Botany, 62/1 (2008), pp. 85-89 (with D. Iluz).
  32. “‘Fossils’ of practical medical knowledge from medieval Cairo”, Journal of Ethno-Pharmacology, 119 (2008), pp. 24-40   (With E. Lev).
  33. “Captive Gazelles in Iraqi Jewry in Modern Times in Relation to Cultural Practices and Vernacular Housing”, Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, 8 (2009), pp. 23–39 (With Nissan).
  34.   Reprinted in: Sites of Jewish Memory. Jews in and from Islamic Lands in Modern Times (G. Abramson ed.), London & New York 2015, pp. 234 – 250.
  1. “Šmn Rahus”, Palestine Exploration Quarterly, 141, 1 (2009), 18–26
  2. Treading Installations at Khablata Hallamish/Neveh Suf)”, in: Oil and Wine Presses in Israel from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Periods (E. Ayalon, R. Frankel & A. Kloner eds), BAR International Series 1972, Oxford 2009, pp. 223-226 (With Sion).
  3. “Little Ethiopia: An Ethnopharmacological Study of the Ethiopian Community in Israel”, International Journal of Ethiopian Studies, 4 (2009), pp. 104-134  (with D. Danino)
  1. “The Contribution of Archaeozoology to the Identification of the Ritually Clean Ungulates Mentioned in The Hebrew Bible”, Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 10 (2009), pp. 2-24 (With R. Bouchnick and G. Bar-Oz)
  1. “Ibn Rushd on Galen and the New Drugs Spread by the Arabs”, Journal Asiatique, 297 (2009), pp. 83-101 (With E, Lev and Y. Serri)
  1. “The Paper and Textile Industry in the Land of Israel and Its Raw Materials in Light of an Analysis of the Cairo Genizah Documents”, in: “From a Sacred Source, Genizah Studies in Honour of Professor Stefan C. Reif (B. Outhwaite and S. Bhayro ed.), Leiden – Boston 2010, pp. 25 – 42 (with Gorski, and I. Neumann).
  1. “Medicinal properties of Commiphora gileadensis“, African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 4 (2010), pp. 516 – 520 (with D. Iluz, M. Hoffman and N. Gilboa-Garber)
  1. “The Shewbread Table on the Coins of Mattathias Antigonus: A Reconsideration, in: D. Barag and B. Zissu (eds.), Studies in Honour of Arnold Spaer, [Israel Numismatic Journal 17], Jerusalem, 2010, pp. 46-56
  1. “Clarifying Why the Muscovy Duck isKosher: A Factually Accurate Response“, Ḥakirah, 11 (2011), pp. 159-174 (with A. Zivotofsky).
  1. “Watermelon, Chate Melon and Cucumber: New Light on Traditional Field Crops of the Meddle Ages”, Journal Asiatique, 299 (2011), pp. 193-204 (with Lev).
  1. “Biblical Milk Taboos and Scientific Methodology with Ancient Nomenclature”, Natural Resources, 2/4 (2011), pp. 240-243 (with D. Iluz, M. Goldberg, U. Merin & Y. Katz).
  2. “Medieval emergence of sweet melons, Cucumis melo (Cucurbitaceae)”, Annals of Botany 110 (2012), pp. 23–33 (with S. Paris and E. Lev).
  1. Medieval History of the Duda’im Melon (Cucumis melo, Cucurbitaceae)“, Economic Botany, 66 (2012), pp. 276-284 33 (with S. Paris and E. Lev).
  1. “What They Served at the Banquet for the Wedding of Shim’on Nathan’s Daughter: Considerations on the Sense of tsvi, in Sources from East and West”, Australian Journal of Jewish Studies, 26 (2012) pp. 95 – 129 (with Nissan).
  1. “Trends in the Use of Perfumes and Incense in the Near East after the Muslim Conquests”, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 23 (2013), pp. 11-30 (With E. Lev).
  1. “Animals”; in: Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Tratitions, I (R. Patai & H. Bar-Itzhak eds.), New-York – London 2013, pp. 37 – 39 (with E. Lev).
  1. “A Medieval Judaeo-Arabic Glossary of Drugs’s Names in the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Collection, Cambridge”, Semitic Studies, Supplement 31 (2013), pp. 197 – 211. (With E, Lev).
  1. “Purple-Dyed Textiles from Wadi Murabba`at: Historical, Archaeological and Chemical”, Archaeological Textiles Review, 55 (2013), pp. 46 – 54 (with N.Sukenik, D. Iluz & A. Varvak).
  1. “Зоар Амар, “Этрог ‘Пальцы Будды’ – кошерен ли он для благословения в Суккот?” (Etrog ‘Paltsy Buddy’ – kosheren li on dlia blagoslovenia v Sukkot?), LEV – Zeitschrift rund um das (junge) judische Leben, 8 (2014) .pp. 8-9
  1. “On Ibn Juljul and the meaning and importance of the list of medicinal substances not mentioned by Dioscorides”, Journal of Royal Asiatic Society, series 3 (2014), pp. 1 – 27 (with E. Lev & Y. Serri)
  1. “Neue Textilfunde mit der Farbe Purpur aus der judäischen Wüste in Israel”, Antike Welt, 2 (2014), pp. 4 – 5 (with Sukenik, D. Iluz, O. Shamir, A. Varvak)
  1. “Milestones in the History of Medicine in Jerusalem through the Ages”, in: Jerusalem: A Medical Diagnosis: The History of Jerusalem Reflected in Medicine and Beliefs (N. Shalev-Khalifa  & E. Lieber eds.), Jerusalem 2014, pp. 39e – 42e (79-93 Hebrew)
  2. “Ampelographic and genetic characterization of an initial Israeli grapevine germplasm  Collection”, Vitis 54 (2015, Special Issue), pp. 107–110 (with E. Drori, O. Rahimi, Y. Henig, S. Lorenzi, H. Brauner, A. Marrano, Y. Netzer, O. Failla & S. Grando)
  3. “Chemical analysis of Murex-dyed textiles from wadi Murabba’at, Israel”, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 3 (2015), pp. 565–570 (with Sukenik, A. Varvak  & D. Iluz)
  4. “A Re-Evaluation of the Textile Dyes in the Cave of Letters”, in: Textiles, Basketry and Dyes in the Ancient Mediterranean World (J. Ortiz, C.Alfaro, L. Turell and M.J.Martinez (eds.), Valencia 2016, pp. 263- 273. (with Sukenik, A. Varvak & D. Iluz).
  5.  “Tree Wormwood (Artemisia arborescens) at Montfort Castle: The Possible Introduction of Medicinal Plant from Western Europe to the Latin East in the Crusader Period”, Montfort –  History, early Research and Recent Studies of the Principal Fortress of the Teutonic Order in the Latin East (Adrian J. Boas ed.), Leiden 2017, pp. 258 – 265 (with Dudai).
  6. “New Evidence of the Purple-Dye Industry at Tel Shiqmona, Israel”, Archaeometry, (2017) pp. 1-11 doi: 1111/arcm.12290. (with N. Sukenik, D. Iluz,  A. Varvak, and S.  Bar).
  1. “Balsam: The Most Expensive Perfume Plant in the World”, The Paths of Daniel: Studies in Judaism and Jewish Culture in Honor of Rabbi Professor Daniel Sperber (A. S. Ferziger ed.), Ramat Gan 2017, pp. 15-27 (with D. Iluz).
  2. “Most – Cherished Gemstone in the Medieval Arab World”, The Royal Asiatic Society, 27 (2017), pp. 377-401 (With E.Lev).
  1. “Early evidence (late 2nd millennium BCE) of plant-based dyeing of textiles from Timna, Israel”, Plos One, 2017 (With N. Sukenik , D. Iluz, A. Varvak, V. Workman, O. Shamir,And Erez Ben-Yosef) http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0179014