H-Judaic is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Prof. Michal (Kushnir) Oron (1939-2022), professor emerita in the literature department of Tel Aviv University and a scholar of Kabbalah and Hasidism. Best known to English-speaking readers for her book, RABBI, MYSTIC OR IMPOSTER: THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY BAAL SHEM OF LONDON (Littman), Professor Oron also published some eight books in Hebrew, listed on her Hebrew Wikipedia page (https://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%9E%D7%99%D7%9B%D7%9C_%D7%90%D7%95%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%9F). We extend deepest condolences to her family, colleagues, students and friends.
Many thanks to Prof. David Assaf for passing this sad news along.
Jonathan D. Sarna