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Born and grew up in Jerusalem, Israel.

Areas of research:

Hassidism, mysticism and New Age in Hebrew literature.  In the field of Hassidism, his research deals with Breslav mysticism and the thought of Rabbi Nachman of Breslav. In his comprehensive study, which deals with the basics of mysticism and madness in Rabbi Nachman's work, Prof. Mark outlines the features of Breslav mysticism, and the phenomenological connections between madness and states of devotion, which are reflected in Rabbi Nachman's mishna.In addition, Prof. Mark deals with the infrastructures of mysticism and New Age in Hebrew literature, and also with the existing influences from modern non-Jewish literature and culture in poets and writers, such as: Yona Wallach, Hamotel Bar Yosef, Zelda, Pinchas Sade, Yosef Berdichevsky and more.



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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

… → Feb 2001

Award Date: 5 Feb 2001


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