Associate Professor of Jewish Mysticism
Professor Jonathan Dauber holds a BA in Near Eastern and Judaic studies and history of ideas from Brandeis University and a PhD in Jewish mysticism from New York University. His areas of specialization include the various historical stages of Kabbalah as well as Eastern European Hasidism, and he has authored studies in these fields. His monograph on the development of Kabbalah as a literary tradition in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, KNOWLEDGE OF GOD AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF EARLY KABBALAH, was published by Brill in 2012. Particular research interests include the emergence of Kabbalah as a literary tradition, the interplay of Kabbalah and Jewish philosophy, Jewish Messianism, and Jewish esotericism. He teaches a wide variety of courses covering the full range of the Jewish mystical tradition from late antiquity to the modern period in both the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies and Yeshiva College.
Jewish mysticism and Hasidism; interplay of Kabbalah and Jewish philosophy; Jewish messianism; Jewish esotericism
Wilf campus - Furst Hall