H-Judaic is greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Prof. Yehuda Nini (1930-2020), Emeritus Head of the Haim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies at Tel Aviv University and professor of Jewish History with special focus on Islamic and Oriental studies. Prof. Nini was one of the pioneering scholars who focused on the history of the Jews of Yemen and also published on Egyptian Jewry. He also personally played a role in bringing Yemen's Jews to Israel, and he devoted some of his career to military and government service. See the Hebrew Wikipedia article, https://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%99%D7%94%D7%95%D7%93%D7%94_%D7%A0%D7%99%D7%A0%D7%99 which also lists his Hebrew books. His best known book in English is the comprehensive THE JEWS OF YEMEN 1800-1914 (1991).
We extend deepest condolences to his family and students.
Jonathan D. Sarna