Leon Wiener Dow

Leon Wiener Dow

Research Fellow

Leon Wiener Dow is a former research fellow and faculty member at the Shalom Hartman Institute.

He received his BA from Princeton University, his MA in Jewish thought from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, private rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Professor David Hartman, and a PhD in philosophy from Bar-Ilan University.

His book U’vlekhtekha Va’derekh (Hebrew, Bar Ilan University Press, 2017) constructs an approach to halakha based on the thought of Franz Rosenzweig.

His book The Going: A Meditation on Jewish Law was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2017 and won the Jewish Book Council National Jewish Book Award in 2018 the category of Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice.

He has published papers in modern Jewish philosophy, Jewish law, and Jewish education. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and their five children.