Adam Afterman is a Research Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at the Shalom Hartman Institute and the chair of the Department of Jewish Philosophy and Talmud at Tel Aviv University.
Professor Afterman’s main fields of research are medieval Jewish philosophy, kabbalah, and Jewish mysticism.
His most recent book, And They Shall Be One Flesh: On the Language of Mystical Union in Judaism (Brill, 2016), offers an extensive study of mystical union and spiritual embodiment in Judaism.
Professor Afterman studies Jewish thought in its broader Muslim and Christian contexts and explores how medieval Judaism was transformed in detailed response to philosophy and Muslim and Christian high culture. Professor Afterman is active in the field of academic interreligious research and study in Israel and abroad.