Prof. Avrahm Elkayam

CV

Education

1987-1991

P.h.D.

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jewish Philosophy
1984-1986 M.A. Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jewish Philosophy
1982-1984 B.A. Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry

Employment at Bar-Ilan University

1995-2019

Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Department of Jewish Thought, Senior Lecturer

1988-1995 Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Lecturer
2015-2019 Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Senior Lecturer
2017-2019

Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Associate Professor / Reader

Academic and Administrative Services

2000-Current

Director, Shlomo Mousaieff Center for Kabbalah Research

2015-Current

Head of Department of Jewish Thought, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan

Community Service

2013-Current

The J. R Elyachar Center for Studies in Sepharadi Heritage, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Member, Member of the committee for awarding the Zafraniaward

2015-2015

The J. R Elyachar Center for Studies in Sepharadi Heritage, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Member, Member of the organizing committee for the International convention of the Book of Zohar

Services to the Scientific Community:

Planning of a Scientific Conference in the Last 5 Years

2014 National conference Maimonides: Philosophy, Science, and Medicine, Organizing Committee, Shlomo Mussaieff Center for Kabbalah Research and The Aharon and Rachel Dahan Center for Culture, Society and Education in the Sephardic Heritage, Bar Ilan University
2015

National conference Go from your country: Spiritual journeys in religions, culture, and mysticism, the third Conference on Judaism, Spirituality and Myth, Organizing Committee, the Konrad Adenauer Conference Center, Mishkenot Sha'ananim

Awards

2014  Shmuel Tolledano Prize, Misgav Center, Faculty of Humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Teaching Awards

01-Jan-2016, Excellency in Teaching (מצטיין מרצה)

Publications

List of publications

Edited Books

Elqayam, A. (2016). Conversos Bound by Messianic Ties: Theology, Philosophy and Messianism in the Writings of Abraham Miguel Cardozo. Ben Zvi Institute Press.
Elqayam, A., & Shlomi Mualem. (2016). Kabbalah, Mysticism and Poetry: The Journey to the End of Vision. Magnes Press.
Elqayam, A., & Yoseph Kaplan. (2016). Hide the Outcasts. Yad Ben Zvi.
Elqayam, A., & Haviva Pedaya. (2016). Flint Into a Fountain of Waters: Festschrift Book for Professor Moshe Halamich. Carmel Publishing.
Elqayam, A. (2018). A TRIBUTE TO HANNAH Jubilee Book in Honor of Hannah Kasher. Tel-Avive: IDRA PRESS (In Hebrew).
Elqayam, A. (2018). WHAT IS CONSCIOUSNESS? Sciences | Philosophy | Mysticism. Tel-Avive:IDRA PRESS (In Hebrew).

Chapters in Books (Refereed)

Elqayam, A. (2015). The Voice of Silence: Between Speech and Silence in Prayers for Peace. In Elqayam, A., Rabbi Roberto Arbib, & Shaikh Ghassan Manasra (Eds.). Lord of Peace: A prayer Book for Peace According to Jewish, Christian and Islamic Tradition . Tel Aviv: Idra.
Elqayam, A. (2015). As a Lily Among Thrones: The Secret of the Rose as the Image of All Images in the Zohar'. In Elqayam, A., & S. Mualem (Eds.). Kabblah, Mysticism and Poetry: The Journey to the End of Vision . Jerusalem: Magnes Press. Elqayam, A. (2015). Preface. In Nissim Yosha (Ed.) . Captivated by Messianic Agonies:Theology, Philosophy and Messianism in the Thought of Abraham Miguel Cardozo.Ben-Zvi Institute for the Studies of Jewish Communities in the East and the Hebrew University.
Elqayam, A. (2015). Preface. In Avi Elqayam, Rabbi Roberto Arbib, & Shaikh Ghassan Manasra (Eds.). Lord of Peace: A Prayer Book for Peace According to Jewish, Christian and Islamic Tradition. Tel Aviv: Idra.
Elqayam, A. (2015). al-Fatihah: The Mystery of Opening in Jewish and Islamic Mysticism. In Haviva Pedaya (Ed.) . The East Write Itself . Tel-Aviv: Gome.
Elqayam, A. (2016). The Burden of Silence: Queen Esther as a Messianic Prototype of Fluid
Identity in Sabbatean Mythopoesis'. In Elqayam, A., & Y. Kaplan (Eds.). Conceal the Outcasts: Jews with Hidden Identities . Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institute for the Studies of Jewish Communities in the East and the Hebrew University.
Elqayam, A. (2016). Foreword. In Elqayam, A., & Yosef Kaplan (Eds.). Conceal the Outcasts: Jews with Hidden Identities . Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institute for the Studies of Jewish Communities, and Hebrew University.
Elqayam, A. (2016). On the Work of Moshe Hallamish. In Elqayam, A., & Haviva Pedaya (Eds.). The Flint into a Fountain of Waters, Studies in Kabbalah, Jewish Law, Custom and Philosophy Submitted to Prof. Moshe Hallamish . Jerusalem: Carmel Publishing.
Elqayam, A. (2016). Nudity, Seduction and Desire: The Return to Paradise Lost. In A. Elqayam, & H. Pedaya (Eds.). The Flint into a Fountain of Waters, Studies in Kabbalah, Jewish Law, Custom and Philosophy Submitted to Prof. Moshe Hallamish . Jerusalem: Carmel Publishing.
Elqayam, A. (2018). Formulating Judaism as a Philosophical Religion Ariel Malachi According to Hannah Kasher. In Elqayam, A (Eds.). A TRIBUTE TO HANNAH Jubilee Book in Honor of Hannah Kasher (pp. 19-22). Tel-Avive: IDRA PRESS (In Hebrew).
Elqayam, A. (2018). Translation as a Novel Space for Horizontverschmelzung between Judaism and Islam. In Elqayam, A (Eds.). A TRIBUTE TO HANNAH Jubilee Book in Honor of Hannah Kasher (pp. 55-118). Tel-Avive: IDRA PRESS (In Hebrew).

 Journal Articles Refereed

Elqayam, A. (2014). Caves, Nudity and Death – On the Initiation of R. Shimon Bar Yohai as a Son of Heaven. Kabbalah (Culver City): journal for the study of Jewish mystical texts, 32, 69-92.
Elqayam, A. (2014). Nudity as Metaphor, Ritual and Rebellion in Medieval Sufi Mysticis. The Journal of the Middle East & Islamic Studies Association, 53, 34-58 (In Hebrew).
Elqayam, A. (2014). As Snake Sheds Old Skin: The Neoplatonic Meaning of Nudity in the Poetry of Ibn Sīnā. Daʽat: A Journal of Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah, 76, 129-146 (In Hebrew).
Elqayam, A. (2016). Messiah be Ephraim between Judaism Christianity and Sabbateanism. Daat: Journal for Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah, 82, 133-139.
Elqayam, A. (2016). The Ways in which the Medieval Hebrew Translations of Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī's Mishkāt al-Anwār Shaped Jewish-Islamic Dialogue. DAAT: A Journal of Jewish Philosophy & Kabbalah, 82, 159-210 (In Hebrew).
Elqayam, A. (2016). Therefore Love the Truth and Peace: Notes on Aviezer Ravitsky's Path in the Study of Jewisg Thought. Daʽat: A Journal of Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah, 81, 9-17.
Elqayam, A. (2016). Images on Gravestones: Iconography and Messianism in the Cemeteries of Sabbatean Believers in Istanbul. Kabbalah (Culver City): journal for the study of Jewish mystical texts, 35, 267-306.
Elqayam, A. (2016). Liberating Nudity in Sabbateanism: Between the Messiah and His Prophet,. Kabbalah (Culver City): journal for the study of Jewish mystical texts, 34, 185-252.
Elqayam, A. (2018). The Metaphysical, Epistemological, and Mystical Aspects of Happiness in the Treatise on Ultimate Happiness Attributed to Moses Maimonides. Journal of Jewish Thought & Philosophy, 26, 174-211.

Book Reviews

Elqayam, A. (2016). ʽMessiah ben Ephraim between Judaism, Christianity and Sabbateanism, Review of Nissim Yosha, Captivated by Messianic Agonies: Theology, Philosophy and Messianism in the Thought of Abraham Miguel Cardozo, Jerusalem 2015 [Hebrew]- Book review. DAAT: Journal for Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah, 133-138.(In Hebrew).
 

Courses

course (Hebrew)

03-115-01 

Secret of the "Zohar"

1 yearly course hours

First semester

course (Hebrew)

03-016-01

Conceived visions of Safed

1 yearly course hours

Second semester

Research

Messianism , Kabbalah, Mysticism, Sabbateanism