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Michael Waas

Hollander-Waas Jewish Heritage Services

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Michael is a Heritage Professional, based in Israel, specializing in historic preservation and multidisciplinary research into the Portuguese Jews and Ottoman Jewry. He received his Bachelors Degree in Anthropology with a specialization in Historical Archaeology from New College of Florida, and the subject of his Senior Thesis was "The Archaeology of Ethnogenesis of the Seminole People of Florida," under the direction of Dr. Uzi Baram. Michael recently completed his Masters Degree in the Department of Jewish History at the University of Haifa under the direction of Dr. Ido Shahar and Dr. Shai Srugo. The title of his thesis was Istorya i oy: A comparative study on the Development of Jewish Heritage of Three Jewish Communities of the former Ottoman Empire. In addition, he has been volunteering with AvotaynuDNA since 2016, where he is the anthropologist and historian of the research. Michael plans to pursue his PhD in the near future.

Academic Degrees:
BA (New College of Florida) (Liberal Arts; Anthropology; Archaeology) ; MA (University of Haifa) (Jewish History)

Research Specialty:
Archaeology (old artifacts) ; Hispanic ; Historical Sites ; Holocaust ; Jewish ; Paleography (ancient/historical handwriting) ; Court Records ; Rabbinic Judaism ; DNA Specialist

Time Period Specialty:
17th Century ; 18th Century ; 19th Century

Geographic Specialty:
Israel ; Netherlands ; Portugal ; Spain

Service Categories:
Historian ; Lecturer/Seminars ; Photography ; Author/Writer ; Oral History/Interview

English ; Hebrew ; Portuguese ; some Dutch ; Spanish

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