A fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, Yair Lipshitz is currently completing a doctorate at Tel Aviv University on the body as a hermeneutical site for Jewish textual culture in theater and drama. He is a lecturer in the Theater Department of Tel Aviv University and at Alma College for Hebrew Culture in Tel Aviv
His book, The Holy Tongue, Comedy’s Version: Intertextual Dramas on the Stage of “A Comedy of Betrothal,” is forthcoming from Bar-Ilan University Press, as part of the “Hermeneutics and Culture” series. From 2005-2006, Yair served as a Scholar in Residence at Paideia – the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden.
He is also a published playwright, working with Jewish cultural sources in his work. His play, A Moment of Relief, was included in the Hebrew anthology New Voices in Israeli Drama (2006).