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Prof. Daniel Statman is a Shalom Hartman Institute research fellow, a member of the Institute’s iEngage Project , and a member of the Research Team for Applied Military Ethics at the Kogod Research Center for Contemporary Jewish Thought. He is a professor of philosophy at the University of Haifa. His areas of focus include ethics, moral psychology, the philosophy of law, and Jewish philosophy.
Daniel is author and editor of many books and articles, including Moral Dilemmas, Religion and Morality, Moral Luck, and Virtue Ethics. In recent years he has published extensively in the area of war and ethics on topics such as targeted killing and supreme emergencies. He has recently completed a co-authored book on state and religion.
In addition to his activities in the academic field, Daniel has served on several public committees, including the committee that revised the ethical code for the IDF, the committee that reviews requests for exemption from army service on grounds of conscience, and the committee in the Ministry of Health that decides which new medical technologies and medicines will be covered by the national medical insurance.
Find articles by Daniel Statman on the Shalom Hartman Institute website.

Daniel Statman


Feb 28, 2016

By “destroying and slaying” their enemies, Mordechai and the Jews of Persia, become, as it were, those who for the first time implemented the Mosaic commandment on a large scale.

May 13, 2015

Each human being has irreplaceable value, has dignity, the loss of which should always be a matter of concern

May 11, 2014

One cannot support the right of Jews for self-determination without supporting a similar right for Palestinians

Mar 12, 2014

Tikkun olam is not achieved by the study of disagreements between medieval commentators on Baba Kamma, but by engaging in the real world and attempting to make it a better place for Jews and non-Jews alike

Feb 9, 2014

By not bringing a more humanistic interpretation to the public, academics will make the tradition a captive of nationalists and extremists

Feb 7, 2014

Jewish tradition has been held captive in the hands of chauvinists, nationalists and other extremists

Jan 12, 2014

Why are Israelis so inhospitable to Africans residing among us?

Dec 8, 2013

Sometimes not lighting a hanukkia in Israel is the right thing to do

Nov 11, 2013

It is time for us Israelis to reintroduce the view held by the Diaspora that to be Jewish is to be committed to ethical ideals

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The End of Policy Substance in Israel Politics