Jackie Feldman is a senior lecturer on Sociology and Anthropology at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is head of the Rabb Center for Holocaust Studies and has researched pilgrimage and tourism and the interface between them, focusing on Jewish voyages to Poland, Christian pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and Second Temple pilgrimage. His recent project compares performance, socio-political positioning and the transmission of identity in Yad Vashem and in the Jewish Museum, Berlin. He is currently working on an ISF-funded project examining Catholic priest-guides to the Holy Land in historical and ethnographic perspectives (with Yvonne Friedman).
His publications include the books:
A Jewish Guide in the Holy Land: How Christian Pilgrims Made Me Israeli, Bloomington: University of Indiana Press, April 2016
Above the Death-Pits, Beneath the Flag: Youth Voyages to Holocaust Poland and the Performance of Israeli National Identity, New York and Oxford: Berghahn Press, 2008 (paperback – 2010)