Moshe Idel

Scholar of Religion

Moshe Idel is the Max Cooper Professor of Jewish Thought at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has a doctorate in Kabbalah and has served as a visiting professor and researcher at universities and institutions worldwide, including Yale, Harvard, and Princeton universities in the U.S., and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

Moshe’s book, Ben: Sonship and Jewish Mysticism, was winner of the 2007 National Jewish Book Award, and was published by the Institute's Kogod Library of Judaic Studies. Other publications include Kabbalah: New Perspectives (Yale University Press, 1988); Messianic Mystics (Yale University Press, 2000); Kabbalah and Eros (Yale University Press, 2005); and Hassidism: Between Ecstasy and Magic (State University of New York Press, 1995).

In 1999, Moshe became an Israel Prize laureate for excellent achievement in the field of Jewish philosophy.

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