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A fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, Moshe Halbertal has a doctorate in Jewish Thought from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he teaches.

Currently the Gruss Professor at New York University School of Law, Moshe previously served as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School, and as a fellow in Harvard University’s Society of Fellows.

Moshe’s extensive list of publications includes Idolatry, which he co-authored with Avishai Margalit (Harvard University Press, 1998), People of the Book: Canon, Meaning and Authority (Harvard University Press, 1997) and Between Torah and Wisdom: Menachem ha-Meiri and the Maimonidean Halachists of Provence (Magnes Press, 2000, Hebrew),

Moshe is the recipient of the Bruno Award of the Rothschild Foundation and the Goldstein-Goren Book Award for the best book in Jewish thought for the years 1997-2000.

Moshe Halbertal


Jul 8, 2016

Lecture on modern Jewish identities that took place during Rabbinic Torah Study Seminar (RTS) 2016

Jul 3, 2015

Moshe Halbertal: Justice and the Needs of Others Rabbinic Torah Study Seminar #HartmanSummer 2015 July 3, 2015 Shalom Hartman Institute Jerusalem, Israel

Jul 6, 2014

Moshe Halbertal lectures on the "The Problem of Power and The Nature of Political Crime: Reflections on the Book of Samuel" at the #HartmanSummer 2014 Rabbinic Torah Study Seminar in Jerusalem, Israel

Jul 13, 2010

Moshe Halbertal Program: North American Scholars Circle Program Year: 2010

May 31, 2009

What makes the period from 200 BCE to 600 CE a coherent and revolutionary era in Judaism? Halbertal gives four reasons. Watch the video

Mar 12, 2008

The ethical code integrates proportionality and restriction into IDF operational policy, our attempt at maintaining moral integrity in way we handle conflict militarily

Feb 20, 2008

Arab national regimes, once quite content to allow radical Islam to spearhead their war against Israel for them, now find themselves within fatal range of the nuclear monster they’ve helped create

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