Isaac (Yitz) Landes began his studies in the Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity subfield in 2016. Prior to arriving at Princeton, Yitz completed a BA in Talmud and Halakha and Religion and an MA in Talmud and Halakha at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. While studying for his MA, Yitz participated in Hebrew University’s Program for the Study of Late Antiquity and was a fellow in its Advanced School for The Study of the Humanities. His MA thesis, a study of a liturgical text that first took shape during Late Antiquity, dealt with Jewish approaches to ritual following the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple. Yitz continues to be interested in the history of liturgy and ritual, and he has recently begun to work on the religious history of the Jews during the 6th-8th centuries.