Shmuel Safrai

Shmuel Safrai (1919-2003) was Professor Emeritus of History of the Jewish People at Hebrew University. He received the Jerusalem Prize in 1986 and the Israel Prize for Land of Israel studies in 2002. Among his many published works is Mishnat Eretz Yisrael, a socio-historical commentary on the Mishnah that he compiled together with his son, Professor Ze’ev Safrai, and daughter, Dr. Chana Safrai.