About: Professor Judith Dishon, professor emeritus of the Department of Bible and the Department of the Literature of the Jewish People, was dean of the Faculty of Jewish Studies, the first woman dean at Bar-Ilan University. She served twice as head of the Kurzweil Institute for Hebrew Literary Research at Bar-Ilan University, and three times as head of the Department of the Literature of the Jewish People. She was founder and head of the Center for the Study of Ladino Language and Literature, Head of the Medieval Literature Section of the department, and also headed the Flory Tenzer funded Research Project "Women in Hebrew Literature". She founded and heads the Medieval Forum of the Faculty of Jewish Studies. Professor Dishon served on various committees at Bar-Ilan University, such as the Editorial Committee of the literary journal Criticism and Interpretation; member of the Committee for the M.A. Degree and member of the Committee for the Ph.D. Degree. She was also a member of the Central Committee (Va'ada Merakezet) of the Senate of Bar-Ilan University.
Professor Dishon is a member of the Board of Governors of the Irving and Bertha Neuman annual award in Hebrew Literature and a member of the Yitzhak Akavyahu Literary Prize Committee.
She has edited many books. Together with Prof. E. Hazan she founded and edits the series Pirkei Shira: From the Hidden Treasures of Jewish Poetry. With Dr. S. Refael she founded and edits the journal Ladinar – Studies in the Literature and History of the Ladino Speaking Jews.
She has written the following books in her field of expertise – Hebrew literature of the middle ages: The Book of Delight by Meir Ibn Zabara and The Book of Perfumed Flower Beds by Joseph ben Tanchum Hayerushalmi. She has published many articles about medieval Hebrew literature in professional journals in Israel and abroad and has written three children's books, adapted from medieval Hebrew literature.