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Jewish Thought

Name

Title

Dept

Research fields

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Rachel Elior

Prof.

JT

         History of Jewish mysticism

         Early Jewish mystical thought

         Qumran-Hekhalot

         Kabbalah early modern period

         Messianism

         Pietism and Hasidism

         Frankism 18th and 19th centuries

         Mystical autobiography

         Women through Jewish history: presence and omission in law

         Literature and myth

         Mysticism, magic and angelogy in Hekhalot literature

         The influence of the priestly tradition

02-588 0250

 

Jonathan Garb

Dr.

JT

         Jewish thought, with special focus on rabbinic thought, the Renaissance and the Kabbalah

         Comparative study of mystical techniques and experiences, with special focus on Shamanism and trance experiences

         Post-Modern theory, especially the work of Foucault and its antecedents (eg. Machiavelli)

         20th century kabbalah

02-588 3508

 

Moshe Halbertal

Prof.

JT

Phil.

         Jewish philosophy- classical and romantic

 

02-588 3601

 

W. Zeev Harvey

Prof.

JT

         Philosophy of Crescas

         Maimonidean philosophy

         Spinoza

         Hobbes

02-588 3663

 

Moshe Idel

Prof.

JT

         Kabbalah: the mergence of Kabbalah and the problem of continuity of ancient Jewish esoterism in the Middle Ages

         The history of ecstatic Kabbalah

         Jewish Renaissance

         Concepts of music in Renaissance thought. Kabbalah music

         Lurianic kabbalah and the Shabbatean movement

         The beginning of Kabbalah in North Africa

02-588 1599

 

Yehuda Liebes

Prof.

JT

         Jewish mysticism

         Kabbalah

         The development of Jewish myth, mysticism, poetry and creativity

         Sefer Yetsira, the founding treatise of Jewish mysticism

         The nature of Jewish myth and the ways of Jewish mythopoesis

02-588 3642

 

Shlomo Naeh

Prof.

JT

Talmud

         Rabbinic Hebrew, mainly lexicology

         Textual interpretative study of the Sifra

         Thoughts and beliefs of the Rabbis and their contemporaries

         Talmud Yerushalmi

02-588 3520

 

Maren Niehoff

Dr.

JT

         Biblical exegesis in the context of ancient Jewish and Christian identities

         Circumcision as a marker of identity Philo, Origen and the Rabbis on Gen.

         Philo and the Roman context

02-588 3579

 

Aviezer Ravitzky

Prof.

JT

         Medieval Jewish philosophy

         20th century religious thought

         Jewish political thought

         Messianism

         Religious radicalism

         Israel: society and ideology

         Awe and fear of the Holy Land in Jewish tradition

02-588 3603

 

Caterina Rigo

Dr.

JT

         Jewish philosophy and Christian scholastics

02-588 3575

 

Avinoam Rosenak

Dr.

JT

         Meditation and halacha

         Modern Jewish thought- with emphasis on Rabbi A.I Kook, Rabbi J.B. Soloveitchik, and Rabbi M.A. Amiel

02-588 3533

 

Sarah Stroumsa

Prof.

JT

Arab L&Lit

         History of philosophical and theological thought in Arabic in the early Islamic Middle Ages (8th-13th centuries C.E.)

         Medieval Judeo-Arabic literature

         Muslims and Jews in Islamic Spain

02-588 3676

 

Arab L&Lit - Arabic Language & Literature