Congratulations to Rona Avissar Lewis- new head of the IES!

Congratulations to Dr. Rona Avissar Lewis, who was a Safi team member for many years, and did her PhD with me on children and childhood in biblical times (published in a very nice book; see here for the Hebrew edition; and English one should appear in the near future), for starting her new job as the director of the Israel Exploration Society! Rona has replaced Dr. Hillel Geva, who just retired from this position.

In the name of the entire multi-generational Safi team – congratulations and wishes for an astounding successful time in this great job!

Here’s a picture of Rona from the 2004 season at Tell es-Safi/Gath!