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Dr. Zohar Atkins is a former Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. He is also a former member of the inaugural cohort of North American David Hartman Center Fellows and is the founder of Etz Hasadeh.

He holds a DPhil in Theology from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and semikha from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he was a Wexner Graduate Fellow. He received both an MA and BA from Brown University. In 2016, The Jewish Week named him one of the “36 under 36 Changemakers in Jewish Life.”

The winner of a 2018 Eric Gregory Award for Poetry, Zohar is the author of An Ethical and Theological Appropriation of Heidegger’s Critique of Modernity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) and Nineveh (Carcanet, 2019).

Jul 15, 2024

Exploring the relationship between liberalism and pluralism.

Zohar Atkins


Dec 1, 2022

Insights into the changing role of faith in the public sphere in America today.

Jun 16, 2022

May 26, 2022

Can the fool be holy? Can the troll be a prophet? Can the idiot travel where the philosopher cannot?

Mar 10, 2022

Zohar Atkins, Noah Feldman

Zohar Atkin discusses theology, pluralism, Maimonides, "bad Jews," and the importance of striving with Noah Feldman.

Apr 8, 2021

A new generation of Jewish clergy and ritualists are using poetry and song as modes for reflecting on the Shoah and giving voice to its legacy

Feb 9, 2021

Rabbi Zohar Atkins celebrates two years of delivering Torah commentary through his weekly newsletter Etz Hasadeh

Jan 6, 2021

A poem by Zohar Atkins

Apr 24, 2020

Apr 13, 2020

A poem by Zohar Atkins

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