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Oriental studies educator

Paul Bernard Fenton, British Oriental studies educator. Recipient Lady Davis award, Jerusalem, 1992, Gulbenkian Foundation, 1980. Member of Society Judeo-Arabic Studies (executive member).

Background

Fenton, Paul Bernard was born on February 25, 1951 in London. Arrived in France, 1969. Son of Hyman Fajka and Cissie Ell.

Education

Bachelor in Arabic, Strasbourg University, France, 1972. Master of Arts in Hebrew, Strasbourg University, France, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, Sorbonne, Paris, 1976.

Career

Research assistant Cambridge (England) University, 1978—1982. Senior lecturer Hebrew Lyon (France) University, 1982—1992. Professor Hebrew University Strasbourg, 1992—1997.

Professor Hebrew Sorbonne, since 1997. Assistant professor Jerusalem, 2001—2002. Visiting professor Yeshiva University, New York City, 2001.

Membership

Member of Society Judeo-Arabic Studies (executive member).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Book collecting, bookbinding.

Connections

Married Havivah Serfaty, December 29, 1970. Children: Leila, Adib, Safiya, Adina, Shifra, Yaqir.

father:
Hyman Fajka

mother:
Cissie Ell

spouse:
Havivah Serfaty

children:
Shifra Fenton

Leila Fenton

Safiya Fenton

Adina Fenton

Yaqir Fenton

Adib Fenton