Yehudit Henskhe
Hebrew University

Yehudit Henskhe teaches in the Department of Hebrew Language at the Hebrew University and chairs the Department of Hebrew at the Efrata Teachers College. She was also a research fellow at the Hebrew University's Ben-Yehuda Center. Her particular fields of research are Mishnaic Hebrew and the Judeo-languages of North African Jews. Her book, Hebrew Elements in Daily Speech: A Grammatical Study and Lexicon of the Hebrew Component of Tunisian Judeo-Arabic, appeared in 2007 (Jerusalem: Bialik Institute). She has also published articles on Mishnaic Hebrew and Judeo-languages in both Israeli and non-Israeli academic forums. At present, she is engaged in a book project that undertakes a comparative examination of the biblical and mishnaic reading traditions of the North African communities. She also continues her ongoing linguistic study of MS Cambridge of the Mishnah.