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My main research interests are in Kabbalah, Mysticism and Religious Studies. The main themes in my work are implementing philosophical-linguistic insights from linguistic pragmatics in analyzing Kabbalistic language; inter-relations between Jewish and Islamic mysticism (Kabbalah and Sufism, respectively), especially in the Middle Ages; poetry and social deviance in Safed Kabbalah; first-generation Sabbateanism and its roots in heterodox mystical streams in Islam and European Christian millenarianism; and mysticism, poetry and ritual within the Sabbatean D?nmeh sect. my research thought draws on a diverse toolbox, containing, among others, methods from the history of ideas, anthropology, psychology and psychoanalysis, sociology, linguistic pragmatics – all in addition to classical philological methods traditionally employed in the study of texts.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

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מחשבת ישראל

Jan 1980Jan 1993


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