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Achituv (z”l)

Yoske (Yosef) Achituv (z”l), a former research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, taught Judaic studies at Yeshivat HaKibbutz HaDati and the Ya’akov Herzog Center at Ein Zurim; formerly, Yoske was principal of the Kibbutz HaDati High School.
Yosef (Yoske) Achituv, Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem, Israel
In his research Yoske examined mythic and other perspectives on the nature of ‘woman’ and the significance of sexuality in rabbinic literature.
He authored On the Frontier of Change: The Meaning of Judaism in Modern Times (1995) and published several journal articles on the subject of change and development in religious Zionism. Yoske received an honorary doctorate from Bar-Ilan University for his contributions to religious Zionism and the Religious Kibbutz Movement.
Yoske Achituv died June 5, 2012.
Click here to read tributes in English and in Hebrew to Achituv by Hartman scholars and others .

Yoske Achituv (z”l)


Dec 22, 2009

The Quentin Tarantino film “Inglourious Basterds” describes a Jewish campaign of revenge against the Nazis at the peak of World War II. Yoske Achituv examines these questions and describes how Jewish culture deals with the issue of revenge and its place in the space between the text and the idea, on the one hand, and the act and execution, on the other

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