Dr. Kauffman Tzippi

Kauffman Tzippi
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Education

Degree

Subject

Name of University

Period of study

BA

Physics

Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan

 

1990-1993

MA

Jewish Philosophy

Hebrew University, Jerusalem

 

1996-1998

PhD

Jewish Philosophy

Hebrew University, Jerusalem

 

2000-2005

 

"Sacred Time in the Thought of Abraham Joshua Heschel"

 

Title of Master's thesis

Prof. Moshe Idel

 

Name of Supervisor

"Between Immanence and Religious Behavior: Avodah be-Gashmiyut in the Early Stages of Hasidism"

 

Name of Doctoral dissertation

Prof. Moshe Idel

 

Name of Supervisor

 

Academic and Professional Experience

Rank/Function

department

Name of Institution

Period

Senior Research Fellow

 

Institute for Advanced Studies

 

Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem

2005-2010

Co-director

Hadarim Beit midrash for students

 

Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem

2006-2008

Teacher Part-time (Hasidism: History and Literature)

 

Jewish Philosophy

Schechter Rabbinical Seminary in Jerusalem

2007

Member of the work team for establishing Beit-Midrash Seder-Nashim

 

 

Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem

2007-2008

Co-director

Seder-Nashim: Beit-Midrash on Judaism and Jender

Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem

2008-2012

Teacher Part-time (Religion and Gender)

 

Religious Studies

Tel Aviv University

2010-2012

Lecturer, faculty member

Jewish Philosophy

Bar Ilan University

2012-

 

Active Participation in Scientific Meetings

Title of Lecture

Name of Meeting

Year

"Mysticism research and spiritual life-  reflections on direct reciprocity"

The 14th World Congress of Jewish Studies

2005

"A. J. Heschel and Hasidism"

Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem

2009

"The Yemima Method- Conscious Awareness as a contemporary Feminine Hasidism with Feminist Traits"

The 3rd Israeli Conference on the Study of Contemporary Spiritualities, Haifa University

2011

"Disposable and Polyphonic Religiosity in the Hasidic Story and in Feminist Theology"

Kolech Conference

2011

"Rabbi Zusha of Hanipol- a footnote to Scholem's research on Hasidism

Gershom Scholem Conference at the National Library

2012

"Models and Metaphors in Hasidism"

The International Conference on Study and Research on Kabbalah- In Honor of Prof. Idel & Prof. Liebes

2012

"Kaballistic and Hasidic trends in women's contemporary discourse on ritual immersion"

The 5th Israeli Conference on the Study of Contemporary Spiritualities, Tel Aviv University

2013

"Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Peshischa"

The 16th World Congress of Jewish Studies

2013

"The Shekhinah in Disguise- A Chapter in the Theology of the Besht"

 

Kolech Conference, Bar Ilan University

2013

"Dreamlike relationships- from Zoharic story to Hasidic story"

 

AJS Conference, Boston

2013

"'Outside the Way of Nature'- Tememrel the female-Hasid"

"Check-Jewish and Polish-Jewish: (Dis)Similarities", Prague

2014

"The Baal-Shem-Tov's Journey to the Land of Israel"

The 7th Israeli Conference for the Study of Contemporary Religion and Spirituality

2015

"Rabbi Nahman's Besht- inheritance, interpretation and construction"

 

AJS Conference, Boston

2015

"The Religious Experience in Hassidism: Performative and Linguistic Tools"

 

Heavenly Acts, London

2016

 

Academic and Professional Awards

Occasion

Name of Institution

Year

Scholarship (MA)

 

Hebrew University

1996-1998

Scholarship (PhD)

 

 

The Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University

2003-2004

Award (PhD)

The Polonsky Prize for Creativity and Originality in the Humanistic Disciplines

2006

Scholarship

Beit-Shalom Foundation

2015

 

 

Publications

Books

Tsippi Kauffman, In all your ways know him: The concept of God and Avodah be-Gashmiyut in the Early Stages of Hasidism (Hebrew), Bar Ilan University Press, 2009

Published  Articles

Tsippi Abrahamov, "Correction or Creation? The Idea of Repentance in the Thought of Rabbi Isaac Hutner" (Hebrew), Daat 44 (2000), pp. 95-122

 

Tsippi Kauffman, "Corporeal Worship in the Writings of R. Jacob Isaac, the Seer of Lublin" (Hebrew), Kabbalah 16 (2007), pp.259-298

 

Tsippi Kauffman, "Idolatry in Hasidic Thought" (Hebrew), Akdamot 19 (2007), pp. 87-104

 

Tsippi Kauffman, "Typology of Avodah be-gashmiyut in the Hasidic Thought" (Hebrew), Daat 62 (2008), pp. 127-165

 

Tsippi Kauffman, "Abraham Joshua Heschel and Hasidism- Corporeal Worship as an ethical demand" (Hebrew), Akdamot 24 (2010), pp. 137-155

 

 Tsippi Kauffman, "Two Tzaddikim, Two Women in Labor, and One Salvation: Reading Gender in a Hasidic Story", Jewish Quarterly Review, 101(3) (summer 2011), pp. 420-438

 

Tsippi Kauffman, "The Yemima Method as a Contemporary-Hasidic-Female Movement", Modern Judaism, 32(2) (2012), pp. 195-215

 

Tsippi Kauffman, "Theological Aspects of Bilingualism in Hasidic Society" (Hebrew), Gal-Ed 23 (2012), pp. 131-156

 

Tsippi Kauffman, "Ritual Immersion at the Beginning of Hasidism" (Hebrew), Tarbiz LXXX (3) (2012), pp. 409-425

 

Tsippi Kauffman, "On the Portrait of a Saddiq: R. Zusha of Annopol" (Hebrew), Kabbalah 30 (2013), pp. 273-301

 

Tsippi Kauffman, "Birth in Hasidic literature: Gendered readings" (Hebrew), Jerusalem Studies in Hebrew Literature 27 (2014), pp. 67-101

 

Tsippi Kauffman, "The Hasidic story- a Call for Narrative Religiosity", The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 22 (2014), pp. 101-126

 

Tsippi Kauffman, "Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Przysucha" (Hebrew), Tarbiz LXXXII(2) (2014), pp. 335-372

 

Tsippi Kauffman, "Hasidic Performance: Establishing a Religious (non)Identity in the Tales about Rabbi Zusha of Annopol", The Journal of Religion 95(1) (2015), pp. 51-71

 

Tsippi Kauffman, "The Shekhinah in Disguise- A Chapter in the Theology of the Besht" (Hebrew), Daat 78 (2015), pp. 151-170

 

Tsippi Kauffman, "The Ba'al Shem Tov's Journey to the Land of Israel" (Hebrew), Zion LXXX(1) (2015), pp. 7-41

 

Tsippi Kauffman, "Typology of the Tsaddik in the Teachings of R. Abraham the Angel" (Hebrew), Kabbalah 33 (2015), pp. 239-272

Accepted articles

"Self-Image and the Father-Figure– R. Nachman of Breslav on Repairing the Souls of the Dead", (Harvard Theological Review)

 

'“Outside the Natural Order” –Temer’l, the Female Hasid', (Studia Judaica)

 

"R. Nachman's Besht- The Construction of the Father Figure"(Hebrew), (Kabbalah)

Refereed Articles in Books

Tsippi Kauffman, "Ritual Immersion of/in the Shekhinah: On Mystical Intentions of the Mikveh in Kabbalah and Hasidism" (Hebrew), Avi Elqayam & Haviva Pedaya (eds.), The Flint into a Fountain of Waters: Studies in Kabbalah, Jewish Law, Custom and Philosophy Submitted to Prof. Moshe Hallamish, Jerusalem 2016, pp 480-515

Reviews

Tsippi Kauffman, "Netanel Lederberg, The Gateway to Infinity: Rabbi Dov Bear, The Magid Meisharim of Mezhirich" (Hebrew), Segula 14 (2013)

Tsippi Kauffman, "Gadi Sagiv, Dynasty: The Chernobyl Hasidic Dynasty and Its Place in the History of Hasidism" (Hebrew), Zion LXXX(4) (2015), 583-589

 

 

 

 

 

Courses

The Early Stages of Hasidism- The Besht
The Early Stages of Hasidism- The Magid of Mezritch
Likkutey Moharan- Between Existentialism and Mysticism
The Hasidic Story
The Child Archetype in Kabbalah and Hasidism: Prophecy, Messianism and Renewal
Neo-Hassidism
Exile, Redemption and Messianism in Jewish Mysticism

Interests

Kabbalah and Hasidism, philosophy and literature. Focuses on theological issues that accompany the Hasidic movement, narrative aspects of Kabbalistic and Hassidic literature, and gender issues.