About: Prof. Daniel Sperber is the Milan Roven Professor of Talmudic Studies and former Dean of the Faculty of Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University. He is currently President of the Ludwig and Erica Jeshelson Institute of Advanced Torah Studies at Bar-Ilan University. He is the author of over twenty five works on various aspects of Rabbinic research, has edited and commented on Talmudic texts, and has written on Rabbinic law, customs, history and philology. Among his books published by Bar-Ilan University Press: Roman Palestine 200-400 – Money and Prices (1974, 1991); Roman Palestine 200-400 – The Land (1978); A Dictionary of Greek and Latin Legal Terms in Rabbinic Literature (1984); Nautica Talmudica (1986); Material Culture in Eretz Israel during the Talmudic Period (1993, 1995); Magic and Folklore in Rabbinic Literature (1994). Professor Sperber was awarded the ``Israel Prize`` in Jewish studies, 1992.