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.
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.
to read tributes in English and in Hebrew to Achituv by Hartman scholars and others .