Creation and Re-Creation in Jewish Thought
Festschrift in Honor of Joseph Dan on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday
Joseph Dan, the Gershom Scholem Professor of Kabbalah Emeritus at the Hebrew University and long-time Professor of Jewish Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, is one of the most influential figures in the fields of Jewish mystical thought, homiletical and ethical literature, modern Messianism and Hasidism, and contemporary 'belles-lettres'. His studies of the diverse aspects of Jewish creativity, with close attention to the dialectics of religious-cultural continuity versus historical innovation, provide a comprehensive overview of the complex history of Jewish thought and its multiple creative faces. It is precisely for this reason, to honor Joseph Dan's multifaceted research, that his many colleagues, students, and friends, scattered among universities around the world, have decided to focus their contributions in this Festschrift on the continuing process of creation and re-creation in Jewish thought throughout the centuries. Contributors: Philip Alexander, Dan Ben-Amos, Peter Schäfer, Margarete Schlüter, Bernard McGinn, Klaus Herrmann, Herbert Davidson, Annelies Kuyt, Haym Soloveitchik, Eli Yassif, Gerold Necker, Marc Saperstein, Giuseppe Veltri, Aviezer Ravitzky, Avinoam Rosenak, Kimmy Caplan, Saverio Campanini, Eric Jacobson, Yair Zakovitch, Rachel Elior, David Weiss Halivni, Avigdor Shinan, Avraham Grossman, Giulio Busi, Moshe Hallamish, Chava Turniansky, Jacob Elbaum, Hagit Matras, Joseph Hacker, Raya Haran, Arnold J. Band, Hamutal Bar Yosef, Miri Kubovy, Naama ben Shahar.
Geboren 1943; 1968 Promotion; 1973 Habilitation; 1983-2008 Professor für Judaistik an der Freien Universität Berlin; 1998-2013 Ronald O. Perelman Professor of Jewish Studies und Professor of Religion an der Princeton University; seit 2014 Direktor des Jüdischen Museums Berlin..
Born 1935, studied at the Hebrew University, 1964 Ph.D; since 1982 Gershom Scholem Professor for Kabbala; 1993-2002 Guest Professor for Jewish Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, since 2002 Professor emeritus..
Born 1949; is Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Jewish Mystical Thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has been a visiting professor at Princeton University, Yeshiva University and Tokyo University.