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Jonathan Dauber


Associate Professor of Jewish Mysticism

BA, Brandeis University,
PhD, New York University,

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

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Fall 2018
Intro To Jewish Mysticsm
JPH 5350


Philosophy of Maimonides
JPH 3360


Sefer ha-Bahir
JPH 6715


Spring 2018
Intro to Hasidic Thought
JPH 5360


The Baal Shem Tov
JPH 3460


Themes in 13 C. Kabbalah
JPH 6745


Fall 2017
Intro To Jewish Mysticsm
JPH 5350


Messianism in Kabbalah Hasid
JPH 6760


Mystics on Maimonides
JPH 3370


Spring 2017
Independent Study
JPH 4901


Intro to Hasidic Thought
JPH 5360


Intro to Kabbalah
JPH 3350


Secrecy in Jewish Thought
JPH 6522