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Research Fellow

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.

Adam Afterman


Jun 2, 2009

Shalom Hartman Institute is launching a new initiative for upcoming religious leaders in June 2009, in partnership with the Russell Berrie Fellowship Program at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), one of Rome`s major pontifical universities

Aug 31, 2008

Israel can never expect any significant Olympic achievement until physical exercise and athletic prowess become as important on the football field as they are on the battlefield

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