Curriculum Vitae

Positions held

 

1975-1980: Researcher, Belgian Foundation of Scientific Research

 

1980-1982: Theological secretary of the Ecclesiastical Province of Holland

 

1984-1989: Researcher, The Academy of Hebrew Language, Givat Ram, Jerusalem

 

1988-1992: Instructor, Ben Gurion University, Department of Jewish Thought

 

1989-1992: Instructor, Bar-Ilan University, Department of Philosophy

 

1992-1994: Lecturer, Bar-Ilan University, Department of Philosophy

 

1994-1998: Senior Lecturer, Bar-Ilan University, Department of Philosophy

 

1996-1998: Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Bar-Ilan University

 

1998: Associate Professor, Bar-Ilan University, Department of Philosophy

 

2000-2001: guest professor at Marc Bloch University, Strasbourg

 

June-July 2002: guest professor in the Faculty of Evangelic Theology, Universitaet Hamburg

 

2007-2008: guest professor at the Hochschule fuer Juedische Studien, Heidelberg

 

January-March 2008: guest professor, Phoenix, University of Arizona                 

 

July 2009, July 2010, July 2011, July 2012, July 2013, February and July 2014, February and July 2015, April until August 2016, Januar-Februar and June 2017: Levinas guest Professor for Jewish Dialogue Studies and Interreligious Theology at the Academy of World Religions, University of Hamburg

 

November 2011-October 2015: Chair of the Department of Jewish Philosophy, Bar-Ilan University

 

2013: full professor

August-December 2018: research fellow at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton

 

 

Other academic functions

 

1995-2000: Resident scholar in the S. Hartman Institute, Jerusalem

 

1999-2000: Head of the Professional Committee for Philosophy, Israel Science Foundation

 

Member of the Jewish Studies Advisory Council at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida

 

Member of the wissenschaftliche Beirat of the Academy World Religions in Dialogue, Hamburg University.

 

Member of the editorial board of the review “Judaism and Humanity”, Lifshiz College, Jerusalem.

 

Member of the international academic Advisory Board of the Martin Buber Yearbook Zwiegespraech – In Dialogue.

 

Member of the editorial board of the review "Da'at. A Journal of Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah ", Bar Ilan.

 

Member of the board of the international Rosenzweig Society

 

Regular Levinas guest professor at the Academy of World Religions, Hamburg University

 

President of the international Rosenzweig Society

 

 

Areas of specialization

 

Modern Jewish thought

 

Contemporary Jewish thought

 

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Rosenzweig's philosophy

 

Buber's and Heschel's Jewish thought

 

Jewish existentialism and Jewish dialogical philosophy          

 

Levinas's Jewish writings and ethical metaphysics

 

Jewish thought on the Shoa

 

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Interreligious theology

 
Education

 

 

1967-1972: Sciences of Religion, Louvain University, BA and MA

 

1972-1975: Biblical Philology, Louvain University, BA and MA

 

1972-1975: Theology, Louvain University, BA and MA

 

1979:  Theology, Louvain University, PhD

 

Personal data

 

1949 Born in Belgium

 

1971 Marriage (father of five children, grandfather of five grandchildren)

 

1983 Immigration to Israel

 

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