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Department Chair: Prof. Benjamin Pollock

Advisor to BA Students:  Dr. Caterina Rigo

Advisor to MA Students: Prof. Benjamin Brown

Department Secretary: Ms. Anat Haim Jani
Phone: +972-2-5883605
Humanities Building, Room 460

PhD Students

Naama Bar-Tzvi

Dissertation title: "Overdue--The Poetics of Belated Poetry". Advisors: Prof. W. Zeev Harvey, Prof. Avinoam Rosnak.


Shira Baror Melchior

Dissertation title: "Religious Criticism & Protest Against God in the Early Rabbinic Literature". Advisor: Prof. Moshe Halbertal

Emmanuel Bloch

Dissertation title: "Modesty: Halakhah, Meta-Halakhah and Historical Development in the Twentieth Century ". Advisors: Prof. Benjamin Brown,  Prof. Suzan Stone

Benjamin Breuer

Dissertation title: "Secularization and Modernity According to the Religious Vision of Abraham Joshua Heschel". Advisor: Prof. Moshe Idel.


Roi Cohen

Dissertation title: "Heresy in Belief and the Belief in Heresy--When Nietzsche Meets Rav Kook". Advisor: Prof. Moshe Halbertal.

Yehoshua Glazman

Dissertation title: "Halakhic Thought in the Teachings of Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Waldenberg". Advisor: Benjamin Brown.

Yehuda Hoffman

Dissertation title: "The Unity of Opposites Approach in the Teachings of Rav Kook and its contribution For the Shaping of a Positive Organizational …

Shulamit Lehman

Dissertation title: "The Principles of Discipleship from the Perspective of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Ephraim of Sudilkov--The Baal Shem Tov's Grandson--and their Echos in His Book Degel Machaneh Ephraim". Advisor: Prof. Moshe Idel.

Dafna Shcreiber

Dissertation title: "Yisrael Alter and the Ger Hasidic Dynasty in Israel: Beliefs, Values and Hasidic Politics (1948-1977)". Advisor: Prof. Benjamin Brown.

Shulamit Wodowitz

Dissertation title: "The Book of Visions, a Mystical Training Vehicle for the Discipleship of Hayym Vital, for His Generation". Advisor: Prof. Moshe Idel.