Prof. Avinoam Rosenak

Senior Research Fellow

Prof. Avinoam Rosenak is a senior lecturer in the Departments of Jewish Thought and Jewish Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He completed his BA (1991), MA (1993), and PhD (1997) at the Hebrew University. He completed his postdoctoral research at Harvard University (2002). His fields of research are modern Jewish philosophy and the philosophy of the Halakhah (Jewish law) in the modern era, the philosophy of Jewish education, and the connection between theology and politics. Prof. Rosenak holds the Mandel Chair in Jewish Education, is a research fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, and is the codirector of Siach Shalom. 

 His books include The Prophetic Halakhah: Rabbi A.I.H. Kook's Philosophy of Halakhah, Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 2007, in Hebrew; Rabbi Kook, in the “Great Jewish Spiritual Figures” series, Jerusalem: Zalman Shazar Center, 2006, in Hebrew; Halakhah as an Agent of Change: Critical Studies in the Philosophy of Halakhah, Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 2009, in Hebrew; Cracks: Unity of Opposites, the Political, and Rabbi Kook’s Disciples, Tel Aviv: Resling, 2013, in Hebrew. The Theology and Philosophy of Education is forthcoming (Carmel). Prof. Rosenak has edited or co-edited 10 books, some of them published by the Van Leer Institute Press.

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