Dr. Ido Harari
Academic coordinator and program director of the Sacredness, Religion, and Secularization cluster
Ido studies modern Jewish thought in its religious and political contexts. He has a BA and MA in Jewish thought from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a PhD in Jewish thought from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. His doctorate dissertation examines how Jews who grew up in a secularized and assimilated environment, in the German cultural sphere of the early 20th century, turned to Orthodox Judaism and to the European and Eretz Israeli “east” in a way that combined religious, ideological and political criticism. His main research interests are Haredi and Ultra-Orthodox thought, the thought and history of Jews in German-speaking sphere and in Eretz Israel/Palestine, relations between Jewish life and thought and Muslim and Christian life and thought, Secularism, and critique of Secularism. At the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Ido has been the academic coordinator and the program director of the Sacredness, Religion, and Secularization cluster since 2019.