Rachel Borovsky was a fellow of the third cohort of Maskilot and is a PhD candidate in Bible Studies at Tel Aviv University. She teaches in the Department of Bible at Tel Aviv University, is project director in the field of Bible at the Center for Educational Technology and provides content for the website 929: Tanakh B’yachad, a project for learning the Hebrew Bible. Her doctoral dissertation examines expressions of ritual in the literature of the biblical prophets, specifically three dimensions of ritual: servants of the holy, ritual worship, and sacred time.
During her tenure as a Maskilot Fellow, Racheli served as a member of the Al Da’at Hakahal Public Intellectuals Group, generating new ideas for Israeli society. She published articles on SHI’s blog on themes such as Jewish peoplehood and ritual in modern Jewish life.