Professor Moshe Halbertal
2010, 2012, 2013 Student Summer Seminar
Moshe Halbertal (Hebrew University) is the Gruss Professor at NYU Law School and Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Hebrew University, and a fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. He received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in 1989, and from 1988-1992 he was a fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. Halbertal served as a visiting Professor at Harvard Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is the author of the books Idolatry (co authored with Avishai Margalit) and People of the Book: Canon, Meaning and Authority, both published by Harvard University Press. He is as well the author of Concealment and Revelation: Esotericism in Jewish Tradition and Its Philosophical Implications published by Princeton University Press and also Interpretative Revolutions in the Making, and Between Torah and Wisdom: R. Menachem ha-Meiri and The Maimonidean Halakhists in Provence, both published in Hebrew by Magnes Press. His latest book published in Hebrew is By Way of Truth: Nahmanides and the Creation of Tradition. Halbertal is the recipient of the Bruno Award of the Rothschild foundation, and the Goren Goldstein award for the best book in Jewish thought in the years 1997-2000.