Publications in English:

 “ Rabbi Joseph Karo and Sixteenth-Century Messianic Maimonideanism,” In: The Cultures of Maimonideanism, New Approaches to the History of Jewish Thought, James T. Robinson (ed.), Supplements to the Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy, Volume 9, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden Boston 2009, pp. 191-210.

 2009 From Eve to Rachel - The Matriarchs as a Role Model for the Future of the Jewish People, Lecture, Seminar for Jewish Education, the International Council of Jewish Women, Jerusalem.

2007 “Let Each Help his Neighbor, on the Origins of Tikkun Leil Shavuot,”

Ha'aretz, Literary Appendix (22.5.07).

2006 “Prophecy and Maggidism in the Life and Writings of R. Joseph Karo,” In:Frankfurter Judaistische Beiträge 33, eds. Margarete Schlüter and Annelies Kuyt,

pp. 81-110.

2006 The Messianic Secret of Hasidism, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden.

2004 “Revealing the Secret of His Wives – R. Joseph Karo’s Concept of Reincarnation and Mystical Conception,” In:Frankfurter Judaistische Beiträge 31, eds. Margarete Schlüter and Annelies Kuyt, pp. 91-104.

2004 “The First Tzaddik of Hasidism: The Zlotchover Maggid and His Circle,” In: Jewish Studies Quarterly 11, eds. Leora Batnitzky and Peter Schäfer, pp. 127-193.

1999 “Messianic Strains in Rabbi Israel Ba’al Shem Tov’s ‘Holy Epistle,’” In: Jewish Studies Quarterly 6, eds. Joseph Dan and Peter Schäfer, pp. 55-70.

 

Book Reviews (English):

2008 “The Secrets of the Messiah, On Like the Radiance of the Sky: Chapters in the History ofthe Zohar's Reception and the Construction of its Symbolic Value by Boaz Huss,” Ha'aretz, Books (4 .8.08).

2008 “Destroying Heresy from Within, On Modern Gnosis and Zionism: The Crisis of Culture, Life Philosophy and Jewish National Thought  by Yotam Hotam,” Ha'aretz, Books (24.1.08).

2006 “Launching the Age of Jewish Messianism, On Don Isaac Abravanel Statesman & Philosopher by Benzion Netanyahu,” Ha'aretz, Books (12.2.06).

2006 “He Cast a Giant Shadow,On Ve-hi tehilatekha by Nitza Ben-Dov,” Ha'aretz, Books (15.12.06).

2005 “Sabbatean Subversion, On The Sabbatean Prophets by Matt Goldish,”Ha'aretz, Books (4.2.05).

2004 “Naive, this naked truth, On On the Decline, a novel from the Land of Israel by Nechama Pochatchevsky,” Ha'aretz, Books (5.3.04).

2003 “In Response: Hasidism's Messianic Matrix,”

Ha'aretz, Arts and Letters (29.8.03).

 

Lectures and Panels:

2009  “Messianism and Symbolism in the Epistle of Solomon ha-Levi Elkabetz,” 15th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem. (Hebrew) 

2008  “Tikkun Leil Shavuot of Rabbi Joseph Karo and the Epistle of Solomon ha-Levi Elkabetz,” 40th annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, WashingtonD.C. (22.12.08).

2008 “The Light of Yizhaq by R. Isaac of Radvil,” the Hasidism Research Forum, Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem)1.7.08, Hebrew).

2008 “Dreams of Heaven in Jewish Culture,” Man, Place, Dream, A series of lectures held by the Chair of Intercultural Dialogue, Haifa University and Lewinsky Seminar, Tel Aviv (Hebrew).

2007 “Rabbi Joseph Karo and Sixteenth Century Messianic Maimonideanism,” The Cultures of Maimonideanism – New Approaches to the History of Jewish Thought, a Colloquium of the European Association for Jewish Studies, Wolfson College, Oxford (16-19.7.07).

2007 Panelist,the Annual Jewish Festival in the Galilee, Kefar Bloom (26.6.07, Hebrew).

2007 “Poetry and Piety,” the launching of Selected and New Poems by Miron Isakson, Tzavta, Tel Aviv (15.6.07, Hebrew).

2007 “Incest in the Bible and in modern Hebrew literature,” the launching of Ve-hi tehilatekha by Nitza Ben-Dov, Tel Aviv Society of Culture, Tel Aviv (19.4.07, Hebrew).

2007 The Annual Conference in Honor of Poet Heinrich Heine, Tel Aviv Society of Culture, Tel Aviv (16.12.07, Hebrew).

2006 “Moses and King Solomon – Two Models of Utopian Leadership,” On Alternative Politics, a Symposium of the Department of Public Administration and Policy, Sapir College (22.3.06, Hebrew.(

2006 “Ancient Hybrids - Cherubim and Seraphim in the Bible,” Visual Hybrids, A Conference held by the Porter Institute of Tel Aviv University and Bezalel Academy of Art (19.1.06, Hebrew).

2005 “R. Joseph Karo’s Concept of Prophecy,” 14th World Congress of JewishStudies, Jerusalem (Hebrew).

2005 “Two Parts of the Same Heart: Israel and American Jews,” Congregation Eilat, Mission Viejo, CA. 

2005 Panelist, Israel’s Women's Parliament, Tel Aviv (Hebrew).

2003 Panelist, Jewish Heroism in the Holocaust, Yad Vashem Institute, Jerusalem (Hebrew).

2003 “Unity andDiversity,” Nationalism and Jewish Identity – Society, Politics and Culture, Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem (Hebrew).

2002 “Chapters in the Biography of R. Joseph Karo,” 7th European Congress of Jewish Studies, Amsterdam.

2002 “Various Aspects in the Story of the Garden of Eden,” Parashat ha-Shavua, Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem (Hebrew).

2002 Panelist, “Israel 2002 – CurrentStandpointsand Historical Perspective,” Bondeszentrale fÜr Politische Bildung, Köln, Germany.

2002 Panelist, “Voices of Women in the Israeli -Palestinian Conflict: between Regression and Hope,” Bondeszentrale fÜr Politische Bildung, Köln, Germany. 

2001 Panelist, Annual Conference of The Israeli Women’s Network, Tel Aviv.

2000 Scholar in Residence, Jewish Community of Tulsa, OU.

1999-2001 Member, Scenarios’ Project: “Israel 2025,” The Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

2001 “The Messianic Undertone of R. Joseph Karo’s Kabbalistic Writings,” 13th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem (Hebrew).

1997 “The Messianic Roots of Hasidism,” 12th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem (Hebrew).

1995 “Queen Ester and Feminism,” Embassy of Israel, WashingtonD.C.

1994 “Messianic Trends in Israel Today,” Congregation Or Kodesh, Washington D.C.

1993 “Kevutzat Ya’akov – Between Biography and Hagiography,” 11th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem (Hebrew).

 

Documentary:

2003 R. Joseph Karo and the Golden Age of Kabbalah in the Galilee, Channel Tchelet (14 chapters, 4 hours, Hebrew). 

 

Public Lectures and Symposiums (selected list):

Congregation Or Kodesh, Washington D.C. (1994); Embassy of Israel, Washington D.C. (1995); Scenarios’ Project: “Israel 2025”, The Friedrich Ebert Foundation, (1999-2001); University of Oklahoma, Tulsa OU (2000); The Israeli Women’s Network (2001); “Voices of Women in the Israeli -Palestinian Conflict – between Regression and Hope”, Bondeszentrale FÜr Politische Bildung, Köln, Germany (2002); Various Aspects in the Story of the Garden of Eden, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jerusalem (2002); “Israel 2002 – CurrentStandpointsand Historical Perspective”, Bondeszentrale FÜr Politische Bildung, Köln, Germany (2002); Jewish Heroism in the Holocaust, Yad Vashem Institute, Jerusalem (2003); Nationalismand Jewish Identity – Society, Politics and Culture, the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (2003); Israel’s Women's Parliament, Tel Aviv (2005); Congregation Eilat, CA (2005) ; On the Future of Another Kind of Politics – Social Darwinism, the Department of Public Administration and Policy, Sapir College (2006); Launching ‘Ve-hi tehilatekha’by Nitza Ben-Dov, The Tel Aviv Soiety of Culture, Tel Aviv (2007); The Annual Jewish Festival in the Gallillee, Kefar Bloom (2007); Launching ‘Collection and New Poems’ by Miron Isakson, Tzavta, Tel Aviv (2007); The Annual Conference in Honor of Poet  Heinrich Heine, The Tel Aviv Soiety of Culture, Tel Aviv (2007); Dreams of Heaven in Jewish Culture,“Man, Place, Dream”, A Series of Lectures held by the Chair of Intercultural Dialogue, Haifa University and Lewinsky Seminar, Tel Aviv (2008); "Is Ethnic Democracy Possible?" In: Restless Democracy, a conference held by The Jerusalem Spinoza Institute and Mishkanot Sha'ananin (2008);

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