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Dr. Leora Batnitzky

Leora Batnitzky is Professor and Chair in the Department of Religion at Princeton University, where she also directs Princeton’s Tikvah Project on Jewish Thought.

She is the author of three books: Idolatry and Representation: The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig Reconsidered (Princeton, 2000), Leo Strauss and Emmanual Levinas: Philosophy and the Politics of Revelation (Cambridge, 2006), and How Judaism Became a Religion: An Introduction to Modern Jewish Thought (Princeton, 2011). The co-editor of the journal Jewish Studies Quarterly, she is also the editor of two forthcoming books: Jewish Thought and Legal Theory (Brandeis University Press ) and Martin Buber: Schriftenzur Philosophie und Religion Gütersloher Verlagshaus.

She received a B.A. from Barnard College in philosophy, another B.A. from the Jewish Theological Seminary in Bible, and an M.A. and PhD from Princeton in religion. She previously taught at Syracuse University and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo as well as the Berkowitz and Global Law Fellow at New York University Law School.

Online Learning for this Speaker

"Revelation" - Suggested Reading List
"Revelation" - Suggested Reading (Leibowitz)
"Revelation" - Suggested Reading (Altmann)
"Revelation" - Suggested Reading (Yovel)
"Revelation" - Session 1 Notes
"Revelation" - Session 2 Notes
"Revelation" - Session 3 Notes
"Revelation" - Session 4 Notes
"Revelation" - Session 3 Author Quotes
"Revelation": Part I - Audio
"Revelation": Part II - Audio

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