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Research Fellow

Prof. Yitzhak Benbaji is a Research Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at Shalom Hartman Institute. He received his doctorate in philosophy from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and went on to become an assistant professor of philosophy at Bar-Ilan University.

Prof. Benbaji has taught Judaic Studies at Paideia, the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden, and at the Drisha Institute in New York.

Prof. Benbaji was a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, where he worked with Professor Michael Walzer on the anthology, The Jewish Political Tradition. His philosophical research focuses on ethics, and specifically, the tight-knit relationship between the political ideals of liberty, equality, and respect.

Among his publications is “Equality as a Paradoxical Ideal,” in Oren Perez and Gunter Teubner (eds.), Paradoxes and Self-Reference in Law (London: Hart Publishing, 2006).

Yitzhak Benbaji


Oct 12, 2014

It's difficult to keep military targets away from civilians in a densely populated area, but any fair discussion of Israel's combat methods must also take into account Hamas' contempt for human life.

Mar 28, 2010

Against the background of the wars being waged in Iraq and Afghanistan, a loaded debate is being conducted in the US and in the international community on the "Just War" theory.

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The End of Policy Substance in Israel Politics