Gabriel Citron is originally from London, but he has been studying philosophy at Oxford for the last several years, and is about to take up a post-doc in Jewish philosophy at Yale. He first made his way to philosophy – during his time at yeshiva – in the hope of clarifying his Judaism to himself: seeking a better understanding of what it means to be religious and to hold religious beliefs. Three of the guides who’ve helped him on his way have been Maimonides, Meister Eckhart, and Wittgenstein. Gabriel’s doctorate took up aspects of Wittgenstein’s distinctive philosophical method in order to highlight the ‘messiness’ of religious belief and language, and to look at what significance that messiness might have. Since then, without leaving Wittgenstein behind, he has been looking into what first attracted him to Maimonides and Meister Eckhart – namely, their negative theologies. The God of negative theology – who is beyond all concepts, who can properly be called ‘Nothing’, but who is taken nonetheless to be at the heart of everything – has long fascinated and attracted Gabriel, and he hopes to spend the next few years thinking about the philosophy of negative theology. This will be his third year as a preceptor at the Tikvah Summer Seminar.