Prof. Schwartz Dov

Chair of Teaching the Writings of Joseph Dov Soloveitchik, Head of the Wahrhaftig Research Institute of Religious Zionism, Editor of DAAT Journal
Schwartz Dov
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Education

1988-1990       Ph.D. Philosophy Department, Bar-Ilan University (cum laude)

1986-1987       B.A. Philosophy Department, Bar-Ilan University

1985-1990       Beth Ariel, Harry Fischel Institute, Jerusalem.

1980-1984       Military Yeshiva

Academic and Professional Experience

2009-2015       Head of the Interdisciplinary Programs Unit, Bar-Ilan University

2000-               Holder of the Nathalie and Isidor Friedman Chair in the Teachings of Rav J. B. Soloveitchik, Bar-Ilan University

2006-2010       Head of the Department of Music, Bar-Ilan University

2002-2005       Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Bar-Ilan University

1999-2000       Head of the Interdisciplinary Program in Contemporary Jewry, Bar-Ilan University

1998-2001       Head of the Department of Philosophy, Bar-Ilan University

1997                Full Professor, Department of Philosophy, Bar-Ilan University

1993                Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Bar-Ilan University

1991-1998       Head of the Jewish Thought Department, Orot Yisrael College

 

Professional Committees

1992                Member of the Steering Committee on the Teaching of Jewish Thought, Ministry of Education

1993                Member of the Steering Committee of the Eleventh World Congress of Jewish Studies

 

Awards

2015    EMET Prize for Arts, Science and Culture in Humanities and Judaism 

2004       Hecht Prize of the Herzl Institute for Research and Study of Zionism, University of Haifa for Challenge and Crisis in Rabbi Kook’s Circle. Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 2002 [Heb].

2001       Goldstein-Goren Book Award for the best recent book in Jewish thought, Ben Gurion University, for Astral Magic in Medieval Jewish Thought. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 1999 [Heb].

2001       Bar-Ilan University, Research Authority, Special Award for Contradiction and Concealment in Medieval Jewish Thought. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2001 [Heb].

1999       Aminoah Award of Hapo`el Hamizrahi, for The Theology of the Religious Zionist Movement. Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 1996 [Heb].

 

Editorial Work

Editor (with Gila Prebor): Alei Sefer: Journal for Bibliography and the Study of the Hebrew Book

Member of the editorial boards of:

Daat: Journal for Jewish Thought and Kabbalah

The Review of Rabbinic Judaism

Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism

The Brill Reference Library of Judaism

Hermeneutics and Culture Studies (Bar-Ilan University Press and Carmel Press). 

 

Editor of book series:

Emunot: Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah (Academic Studies Press)

Mahshavot: On the Study of Jewish Thought (Bar-Ilan University Press)

 

Publications

Books

Rabbi Mordekhai Komtino's Commentary on the Guide of the Perplexed (with Esti Eisenman). Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press (in press) [Heb].

Jewish Thought in Late Medieval Byzantium. Jerusalem: Magnes Press (in press) [Heb].

Basic Concepts in Habad's Thought. Alon Shevut: Tevunot (in press) [Heb].

The Religious Genius in Rabbi Kook's Thought:National “Saint”? Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2014.  

From Phenomenology to Existentialism: The Philosophy of Rabbi J. B. Soloveitchik. Translated by Batya Stein. Leiden: Brill, 2013.

Music in Jewish Thought. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2013 [Heb].

Habad's Thought from Beginning to End. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2011 [Heb].

The Commentary of R. Mordekhai Ben Eliezer Komtino on Yesod Mora. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press 2010 [Heb].

Religious-Zionism: History and Ideology. Translated by Batya Stein. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2009.

The Philosophy of Rabbi J. B. Soloveitchik. 2 vols. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2008 [Heb].

The Commentary of R. Shlomo Ben-Yehuda on the Kuzari. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2007 [Heb].

Religion or Halakhah? The Philosophy of Rabbi J. B. Soloveitchik. Translated by Batya Stein. Leiden: Brill, 2007.

Central Problems of Medieval Jewish Philosophy. Leiden: Brill, 2005.

Studies on Astral Magic in Medieval Jewish Philosophy. Translated by David Louvish and Batya Stein. Leiden: Brill, 2005. 

Amulets, Properties and Rationalism in Medieval Jewish Thought. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press 2004 [Heb].

Faith at the Crossroads: A Theological Profile of Religious Zionism. Translated by Batya Stein. Leiden: Brill, 2002.

Challenge and Crisis in Rabbi Kook’s Circle. Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 2002 [Heb].

Faith and Reason: Debates in Medieval Jewish Philosophy. Tel Aviv: Ministry of Defence, 2001 [Heb].

Contradiction and Concealment in Medieval Jewish Thought. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2001 [Heb].

Religious Zionism between Logic and Messianism. Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 1999 [Heb].

Astral Magic in Medieval Jewish Thought. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 1999 [Heb].

Messianism in Medieval Jewish Thought. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 1997 [Heb].

The Land of Israel in Religious Zionist Thought. Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 1997 [Heb].

The Theology of the Religious Zionist Movement. Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 1996 [Heb].

Old in New Vessels: The Philosophy of a Fourteenth Century Jewish Neoplatonic  Circle. Jerusalem: Bialik Institute, 1996 [Heb].

The Life and Thought of Shem Tov Ibn Shaprut (with Norman Frimer). Jerusalem: Ben Zvi Institute, 1992 [Heb].

 

Edited Books

Edut le-Aharon: Jubilee Volume in Honor of Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein (with Moshe Hallamish). Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2014 [Heb].

Encounters in Modern Jewish Thought: The Works of Eva Jospe (with Raphael Jospe). 3 vols. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2013.

Faith: Jewish Perspectives (with Avi Sagi). Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2013.

Jewish Philosophy: Prospectives and Retrospectives (with Raphael Jospe). Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2012.

Studies in Religious Zionism: Developments and Changes (with Yishai Arnon and Yehuda Friedlander). Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2012 [Heb].

Maimonides and Mysticism Presented to Moshe Hallamish on the Occasion of His Retirement  (with Abraham Elqayam). Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2009 [Heb].

On Repentance and Redemption Presented to Binyamin Gross (with Ariel Gross).  Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2008 [Heb].

Bar-Ilan University: From Concept to Enterprise. 2 vols. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2006 [Heb].

A Hundred Years of Religious Zionism (with Avi Sagi). 3 vols. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2003 [Heb].

Rabbi David Cohen ('The Nazir’): Commentary on The Kuzari, 3 vols. Jerusalem: Nezer David, 1997 [Heb].

 

Articles

“R. Shem Tov Falaquera’s Method in Abridging R. Solomon Ibn Gabirol’s Fons Vitae.” Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Thought 24 (2015): 55-86 [Heb].

“The Concept of Eretz Israel and the Seven Nations in Religious-Zionist Thought.” In  The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought, edited by Katell Berthelot, Joseph E. David and Marc Hirshman, 355-385. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

“Two Wedding Sermons by R. Michael ben Shabtai Balbo.” Kovets Al-Yad 23 (2014): 189-266 [Heb].

“Musical Trends and Concepts in Religious Zionism in Eretz Israel.” In Music in Israel, edited by Tuvia Frilling, Gideon Katz, and Michael Wolpe, 688-712. Beer Sheva: Ben Gurion University, 2014.

“The Thought of Rabbi Lichtenstein: Between Image and Reality.” In Edut le-Aharon: Jubilee Volume in Honor of Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein, edited by Moshe  Hallamish and Dov Schwartz, 7-55. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2014.

“Reason for Circumcision in Late Medieval Jewish Thought in Byzantium.” In Studies in Jewish History Presented to Joseph Hacker, edited by Yaron Ben-Naeh, Jeremy Cohen, Moshe Idel, and Yosef Kaplan, 187-211. Jerusalem: Zalman Shazar Center, 2014 [Heb].

“Religious Zionist Extremism: Education and Ideology.” Dor Ledor: Studies in the History of Jewish Education in Israel and the Diaspora 45 (2013): 83-126 [Heb].

“Bar-Ilan as a Model of Jewish University.” In The Role of a Religious University, edited by Yaakov Iram, Yehuda Friedlander and Shimon Ohayon, 15-52. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press 2013 [Heb].  

“Has Zionism Concluded its Role? A Religious Zionist Perspective.” Democratic Culture 14 (2013): 307-352 [Heb].

“Beyond Reason: On Faith in the Philosophy of Chabad.” In Faith: Jewish Perspectives, edited by Avi Sagi and Dov Schwartz, 367-383. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2013.

“Dialogue and Faith: The Lonely Man of Faith.” In Faith: Jewish Perspectives, edited by Avi Sagi and Dov Schwartz, 513-544. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2013.

“Aesthetics and the Limits of Reason: Major Trends in Twentieth Century Orthodox Thought.” Daʻat 74-75 (2013): 403-432 [Heb].

“Eva Jospe and Hermann Cohen.” In Encounters in Modern Jewish Thought: The Works of Eva Jospe, edited by Raphael Jospe and Dov Schwartz, vol. 3, xvi-xxiii. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2013.

“The Borders of Messianic Thinking in Jewish Thinking.” In With Both Feet on the Clouds: Fantasy in Israeli Literature, edited by Danielle Gurevitch, Elana Gomel, and Rani Graff, 263-281. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2013.

“Maharal of Prague on Time.” In Rabbinic Theology and Intellectual History: The Great Rabbi Loew of Prague, edited by Meir Seidler, 54-64. Routledge: London and New York, 2013.

'The Phenomenology of Faith: R. Soloveitchik's Analysis in And From There You Shall Seek. In Jewish Philosophy: Prospectives and Retrospectives, edited by Raphael Jospe and Dov Schwartz, 279-314. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2012.

“Religious Zionism as a Cultural Phenomenon.” In Studies in Religious Zionism: Developments and Changes, edited by Yishai Arnon, Yehuda Friedlander and Dov Schwartz, 9-20. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2012 [Heb].

“Rabbi Soloveitchik on Religious Zionism: A Psychological Interpretation.” In Studies in Religious Zionism: Developments and Changes, edited by Yishai Arnon, Yehuda Friedlander and Dov Schwartz, 9-34. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2012 [Heb].

“Prolegomena  to the Study of Women's Status and Identity in the Religious Zionist Movement” (with J. Tydor Baumel-Schwartz). In Studies in Religious Zionism: Developments and Changes, edited by Yishai Arnon, Yehuda Friedlander and Dov Schwartz, 309-329. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2012 [Heb].

 “Religious Zionism on Democracy and Religion: Historic and Theoretical Observations.” In In the Democratic Way: On the Historical Sources of Israeli Democracy, edited by Alon Gal, Gershon Bacon, Moshe Lissak, and Pnina Morag-Talmon, 364-401. Beer Sheva: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 2012 [Heb].

“Understanding in Context: R. Mordechai Komtino's Commentary on the Guide of the Perplexed.” Peʻamim 133-134 (2012): 127-183 [Heb].

“Remarks on the Late  Thirteenth Century Debate on Prophecy and Esotericism.” In Religion and Politics in Jewish Thought: Essays in Honor of Aviezer Ravitzky, edited by Benjamin Brown, Menachem Lorberbaum, Avinoam Rosenak, and Yedidia Z. Stern, vol. 1, 263-285 Jerusalem: Israel Democracy Institute and Zalman Shazar Center 2012 [Heb].

“Shemarya Ikriti's Philosophical Treatises.” Kovets Al Yad 21 (2012): 139-198 [Heb].

“Astral Magic and Specific Properties (Segullot) in Medieval Jewish Thought: Non-Aristotelian Science and Theology.” In Science in Medieval Jewish Cultures, edited by Gad Freudenthal, 301-319. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

“Rabbinical Consciousness in Religious Zionism: A Few Aspects.” In Rabbis and Rabbinate: The Challenge, edited by Yedidia Z Stern and Shuki Friedman, vol. 1, 49-78. Jerusalem and Tel Aviv: The Israel Democracy Institute and Am Oved, 2011 [Heb].

“From Metaphor to Substance: On Jacob Neusner’s Judaism's Theological Voice.” The Review of Rabbinic Judaism 14 (2011): 111-119.

“China as International Dateline: The Count of the Days and the Mode of Dispute in Sefer Hakuzari.” Mizrekh 2 (2011): 19-38 [Heb].

“The Separate Intellects and Maimonides’ Argumentation.”In Between Rashi and Maimonides, edited by Ephraim Kanarfogel and Moshe Sokolow, 59-92. New York: Yeshiva University Press, 2010.

“Religious Zionism and the Art of Writing: A Preliminary Consideration.” In Jewish Political Tradition Throughout the Ages: In Memory of Daniel J. Elazar, edited by Moshe Hellinger, 307-332. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2010 [Heb].

 “Religious Zionism at the Crossroads.” In Crossroads of Decisions in Israel, edited by Dvorah Hacohen and Moshe Lissak, 177-212. Beer Sheva: Ben Gurion University Press, 2010 [Heb].

“The Sermons of R. Ephraim ben Gershon: Sources and Character.” Alei Sefer 21 (2010): 91-98 [Heb].

“Psychological Dimensions of Mosaic Prophecy: Imagination and Intellect.” In   Moses the Man – Master of the Prophets: In the Light of Interpretation Throughout the Ages, edited by Moshe Hallamish et. al., 251-283. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2010 [Heb].

“Ideas vs. Reality: Multiculturalism and Religious Zionism.” In The Multicultural Challenge in Israel, edited by Avi Sagi and Ohad Nahtomy, 200-225. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2009.

“Personality and Psychology: A Response to My Critics.” The Review of Rabbinic Judaism 12, 2 (2009): 273-284.

“Maimonides in Religious-Zionist Philosophy: Unity vs. Duality.” In The Cultures of Maimonideanism, edited by James T. Robinson, 385-408. Leiden: Brill, 2009.

“Religious Zionism and the Idea of the New Person.” Israel: Studies in Zionism and the State of Israel 16 (2009): 143-164 [Heb].

“Shlomo Zalman Shragai Faces the Holocaust: Reflections of a Religious Zionist.” In When Disaster Comes from Afar: Leading Personalities in the Land of Israel Confront Nazism and the Holocaust, 1933-1948, edited by Dinah Porat, 164-180. Jerusalem: Yad Ben-Zvi 2009 [Heb].

“R. Soloveitchik as a Maimonidean: The Unity of Cognization.” In Maimonides and Mysticism Presented to Moshe Hallamish on the Occasion of His Retirement, edited by Abraham Elqayam and Dov Schwartz, 301-321. Ramat-Gan: Bar- Ilan University Press, 2009 [Heb].

“Religious Zionism and the Struggle Against the Evacuation of the Settlements: Theological and Cultural Aspects”, in Religious Zionism Post Disengagement: Future Directions, edited by Chaim I. Waxman, 93-115. New York: Yeshiva University, 2008.

“On the Commentary of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn on ‘The Epistle of Repentance’.” In By the Well: Studies in Jewish Philosophy and Halakhic Thought Presented to Gerald J. Blidstein, edited by Uri Ehrlich, Howard Kreisel, and Daniel J. Lasker, 611-634. Beer Sheva: Ben Gurion University Press, 2008 [Heb].

“Repentance, Redemption and Philosophy in the Works of Professor Binyamin Gross: Several Aspects.” In On Repentance and Redemption Presented to Binyamin Gross, edited by Dov Schwartz and Ariel Gross, 13-22. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2008 [Heb].

“Land of Romanticism and Redemption: Buber as a Commentator of R. Judah Loew of Prague.” In On Repentance and Redemption Presented to Binyamin Gross, edited by Dov Schwartz and Ariel Gross, 175-190. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2008 [Heb].

“A Pattern of Moderation: Rabbi Isaac Aboab's Menorat ha-Maor.” Alei Sefer 20 (2008): 7-16 [Heb].

“Between Consciousness and Aesthetics: Yohanan Silman’s Oeuvre.” Daʻat 61 (2007): 5-10 [Heb].

“The Figure of Judah Halevi as Emerging from Maimonides' Guide I:71.” Daʻat 61 (2007): 23-40 [Heb].

“A Few Comments on Religious Zionism and Shas: Two Models of Coping a Crisis.” In Shas: Cultural and Ideological Perspectives, edited by Avi Ravitzky, 386-404. Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 2006 [Heb].

“Bar-Ilan: Certain Aspects of the Concept of the University and Religious Zionism.” In Bar-Ilan University: From Concept to Enterprise, edited by Dov Schwartz, vol. 1, 65-84. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2006  [Heb].

“Nahum Arielli: An Individual against the Tide.” In Bar-Ilan University: From Concept to Enterprise, edited by Dov Schwartz, vol. 2, 129-136. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2006 [Heb].

“Abraham Nuriel: The Revealed, the Concealed and the Art of Research.” In Bar-Ilan University: From Concept to Enterprise, edited by Dov Schwartz, vol. 2, 157-164. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2006 [Heb].

‘Kol Dodi Dofek’: A Religious-Zionist Alternative.” Tradition 39, 3 (2006): 59-72

“La philosophie.” In Le monde sépharade, edited by Shmuel Trigano, vol. 2, 338-358. Paris: Seuil, 2006.

“Giosuè fermo veramente il sole? Aspetti della concezione del miracolo nella filosofia ebraica medievale.” La rassegna mensile di Israel 69, 3 (2005): 1-27 (Part II).

“Land of Concreteness and Dialogue: Buber as a Commentator on the Kuzari.” In Between Tradition and Innovation: Studies in Judaism, Zionism and the State of Israel, edited by Eliezer Don Yehiya, 49-61. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2005 [Heb].

“The Development of the Concept of Faith in the Philosophy of R. Joseph Dov Soloveitchik: From And From There You Shall Seek to The Lonely Man of Faith” In On Faith: Studies in the Concept of Faith and its History in Jewish Tradition, edited by Moshe Halbertal, David Kurzweil, and Avi Sagi, 444-479. Jerusalem: Keter, 2005 [Heb].  

“From First Blossoming to Realization: The History of the Religious Zionist Movement and Its Ideas.” In Religious Zionism—An Era of Changes: Studies in Memory of Zevulun Hammer, edited by Asher Cohen and  Israel Harel, 24-134.   Jerusalem: Bialik Institute, 2004 [Heb].

“Polemical and Esoterical Writing in The Guide of the Perplexed: Creation and the Teleological Issue.” In Moses Maimonides (1138-1204), edited by Görge K. Hasselhoff and Otfried Fraisse, 29-50. Wűrzburg: Ergon, 2004.

“Is It Possible to Write a History of Jewish Thought?” The Annual of Rabbinic Judaism 6 (2003): 285-300; “Response,” 329-330.

“Conceptions of Astral-Magic Within Jewish Rationalism in the Byzantine Empire.” Aleph 3 (2003): 165-211.

“Negation of Metaphysics and Messianism in Ish Ha-Halakha.” Daʻat 50-52 (2003): 409-421 [Heb].

“Creation in Late Medival Byzantine Jewery: A Few Aspects.” Peʻamim 97 (2003): 63-80 [Heb].

“The Religious Zionist Enterprise in the Face of the Modern World: Introductory Essay.” In A Hundred Years of Religious Zionism, edited by Avi Sagi and Dov Schwartz, vol. 1, 9-39. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2003 [Heb].

“On Preachers and Preaching in Religious-Zionism.” In A Hundred Years of Religious Zionism, edited by Avi Sagi and Dov Schwartz, vol. 2, 357-392. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2003  [Hebrew], 

“Concrete Models of Homo Religiosus in R. Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s Early Thought.” In Jewish Culture in the Eye of the Storm: A Jubilee Book in Honor of Yosef Ahituv, edited by Avi Sagi and Nahem Ilan, 484-507. Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad 2002 [Heb].

“Giosuè fermo veramente il sole? Aspetti della concezione del miracolo nella filosofia ebraica medievale.” La rassegna mensile di Israel 68, 3 (2002): 1-24 (Part I).

“The Messianic Idea and Historical Reality in the Middle Ages.” Daʻat 49 (2002): 35-46 [Heb].

“From Theurgy to Magic: The Evolution of the Magical-Talismanic Justification of Sacrifice in the Circle of Nahmanides and His Interpreters.”  Aleph 1 (2001):  165-213

“Treatise on the Final Cause by Rabbi Shem Tov b. Joseph Ibn Shem Tov. Kovets Al Yad 15 (2001): 255-284 [Heb].

“On Finitude and its Existentialist  Sources in David Hartman’s Thought.” In Renewing Jewish Commitment: The Work and Thought of David Hartman, edited by Avi Sagi and Zvi Zohar, vol. 1, 493-516. Jerusalem and Tel Aviv: Shalom Hartman Institute and Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2001[Heb]..

“L’indétermination du sens: révélation, raison et écriture ésotérique dans le Kuzari.” In Torah et science: perspectives historiques et théoriques, Études offertes à Charles Touati, edited by Gad Freudenthal, Jean-Pierre Rothschild and Gilbert Dahan, 71-90. Paris: Louvain-Sterling, 2001.

“The Revival of Sefer ha-Kuzari in Jewish Philosophy (The Thought of the Circle of Commentators on the Kuzari in Provence in the Early 15th Century).” In Studies in Medieval Jewish History and Literature, edited by Isadore Twersky and Jay M. Harris, 1-40. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000 [Heb]

“The Nazir on Halakhic Exegesis.” Jewish Law Annual 13 (2000): 212-197.

“The Revolutionary Consciousness of the Religious Zionist Movement since 1902.” The Annual of Rabbinic Judaism 3 (2000): 175-184.

“Did the Sun Stand Still for Joshua? On the Doctrine of Miracles as Mirrored in Jewish Medieval Thought.” Daʻat 42 (1999): 33-62 [Heb].

“Sources of Maimonides’ Concept of Idolatry as Mediation” (with Eliezer Schlossberg). The Annual of Rabbinic Judaism 1 (1998): 119-128.

“Mesharet Moshe by Rabbi Kalonimus.” Kovets Al Yad 14 (1998): 297-394 [Heb].

“The Religious Zionists’ Philosophy versus Religious Zionism.” Daʻat 41 (1998): 47-56 [Heb].

“Magic, Experimental Science and Scientific Method in Maimonides' Teachings.” In Joseph Baruch Sermoneta Memorial Volume, edited by Avi Ravitzky  [Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Thought 14 (1998): 25-45][Heb].

“Changing Fronts toward Science in the Medieval Debates over Philosophy.” Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 7 (1997): 61-82.

“Worship of God or of Star? The Controversy of R. Abraham al-Tabib and R. Solomon Franco.” Kabbalah: Journal for the Study of Jewish Mystical Texts 1 (1996): 205-270 [Heb].

“The Commentary of Rabbi Salomon b. Menachem on Batei Ha-Nefesh ve-Halehashim: The Intellect.” Kovets Al Yad 13 (1996): 297-330 [Heb].

“Philosophical Supercommentaries on the Commentaries of R. Abraham ibn Ezra.” Alei Sefer 18 (1996): 71-114 [Heb].

“Theology and Learning in Medieval Jewish Philosophy: A Chapter in Maimonidean Influence.” Daʻat 37 (1996): 153-179 [Heb].

“Avicenna and Maimonides on Immortality.” In Medieval and Modern Perspectives on Muslim-Jewish Relations, edited by Ron Nettler, 185-197. London: Routledge, 1995.

“The Debate over the Maimonidean Theory of Providence in Thirteenth-Century Jewish Philosophy.” Jewish Studies Quarterly 2 (1995): 185-196.

“The Theology of the Provençal Kuzari Commentators’ Circle.” Tarbiz 64 (1995): 401-421 [Heb].

“Conservatism vs. Rationality (The Philosophical Thought of Rashba’s Circle).”  Da`at 33-34 (1994): 143-182 [Heb]

“‘The Hebrew Auditory Logic’ According to the Nazir.” In Higayion: Studies in Rabbinic Logic, edited by Moshe Koppel and Ely Merzbach, 9-28. Alon Shevut: Machon Tsomet, 1995 [Heb].

“Beyond Nature  and Beyond Reason: New Studies in the Teachings of R. Abraham Saba.” Peʻamim 62 (1995): 132-148 [Heb].

“La Magie astrale dans la pensée juive rationaliste en Provence au 14e siecle.” Archives d’Histoire Doctrinale et Litteraire du Moyen Âge 61 (1994): 31-55.

“Rabbi David Ibn Bilia's’ Magen David.” Kovets Al Yad 12 (1994): 171-206 [Heb].

“The Application of Legal Reasoning to Mystical Symbolism in the Teaching of R. David Cohen Ha-Nazir.” In Studies in Halakha and Jewish Thought Presented to Prof. Emanuel Rackman on his Eightieth Anniversary, edited by Moshe Beer, 303-324. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 1994 [Heb].

“Divine Immanence in Medieval Jewish Philosophy.” Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 3 (1994): 249-278.

“The Quadripartite Division of the Intellect in Medieval Jewish Thought.” Jewish Quarterly Review 84 (1993-1994): 227-236.

“A Sermon Concerning the the Exodus from Egypt by R. Vidal Joseph de la Caballeria.” Assufot: Annual for Jewish Studies 7 (1993): 261-280 [Heb].

“Astrology and Astral Magic in the Writings of Solomon Alconstantin.” Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Folklore 15 (1993): 37-82 [Heb].

“Ethics and Asceticism in Medieval Jewish Philosophy.” In Between Religion and Ethics, edited by Avi Sagi and Daniel Statman, 185-208. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press 1993 [Heb].

Meharsim, Talmudiyyim and Anshei ha-Hokhmah: Judah ben Samuel ibn ‘Abbas's Views and Preaching.” Tarbiz 62 (1993): 585-615 [Heb].

“On Gersonides as a Scientist.” Pe`amim 54 (1993): 133-138 [Heb].

“The Debate on Astral Magic in Provence in the Fourteenth Century.” Zion 58 (1993): 141-174 [Heb].

“Fascination and Rejection: Several Religious Zionist Attitudes toward Spinoza,” Studies in Zionism 14 (1993): 147-168.

“Yovel’s Spinoza and Other Heretics.” Jewish Quarterly Review 83 (1993): 452-457.

“Asceticism and Self-Mortification: Attitudes Held by a Provençal Circle of Commentators of the Kuzari.” Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Thought 11 (1993):  79-99 [Heb]..

“Shem Tov Ibn Falaquera’s Lost Bible Commentary” (with Raphael Jospe).  Hebrew Union College Annual 64 (1993): 167-200.

“R. Abraham Al Tabib: The Man and His Oeuvre.” Kiryat Sefer 64 (1992-1993): 1389-1401[Heb].

“Contacts between Jewish Philosophy and Mysticism at the Beginning of the Fifteenth Century.” Da‘at 29 (1992): 41-67 [Heb].

A Note on the Relation between Miracles and Prophecy in Sa‘adia’s Teachings.” Da‘at 28 (1992): 117-121 [Heb].

“A Study of the Philosophical Variety in Spain and Provence before the Expulsion.” Pe`amim 49 (1992): 5-23 [Heb].

“The Fourteenth Century Jewish Neoplatonic Circle on Mosaic Prophecy.” Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 2 (1992): 97-110.

“The Hebrew Auditory Logic and the Revival of Prophecy.” Tradition 26 (1992):  81-86.

“The Unique Logic of Jewish Literature According to the Nazir (Rabbi David Cohen).” Daat 27 (1991): 87-109 [Heb].

“The Personality and Characteristics of a Contemporary Jewish Mystic.” Tarbiz 61 (1991): 127-158 [Heb].

“The Fourteenth Century Neoplatonic Trend in Jewish Doctrine of Creation.” Tarbiz 60 (1991): 593-623 [Heb].

“The Land of Israel in the Fourteenth Century Jewish Neoplatonic School.” In The Land of Israel in Medieval Jewish Thought, edited by Moshe Hallamish and  Aviezer Ravitzky, 138-150. Jerusalem: Yad Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, 1991.

“‘Orot Ha-Koddesh’: A Joint Venture?” Sinai 107 (1991): 69-82 [Heb].

“Various Forms of Magic in Fourteenth Century Spanish Jewish Thought.”  PAAJR 57 (1991): 17-47 [Heb].

“Epigrams ('Siyyurin') of R. David Ibn Bilia.” Kiryat Sefer 63 (1990-1991): 637-654 [Heb].

“Human Knowledge and Divine Knowledge in Medieval Philosophy.” ‘Iyyun 39 (1990): 211-222 [Heb].

“Rabbi J. B. Soloveitchik on the Individualistic Redemption.” In Alei Shefer: Studies in the Literature of Jewish Thought Presented to Rabbi Dr. Alexander Safran, edited by Moshe Hallamish, 175-186. Ramat Gan: Bar Ilan University Press, 1990 [Heb].

“The Aggadic Commentaries of R. Shem Tov ibn Shaprut.” Alei Sefer 16 (1989-1990): 59-77 [Heb].

Interests

Prof. Dov Schwartz was born is 1961 to Holocaust survivors. He studied in the Hesder Yeshiva Kerem B'Yavne and later at the Advanced Judaic Studies Program at Bet Ariel in Jerusalem. For  ten years he taught Jewish Thought at the Horev Religious Girls' High School, while beginning studies towards a B.A. and then a Ph.D. at the Philosophy Department of Bar Ilan University.  While still a B.A student, he was asked to teach three courses in place of a lecturer who had fallen ill, and thus the student became a teacher. He completed his Ph.D. just three and a half years after first entering through the university gates, receiving distinction for his work on the Religious Philosophy of R. Samuel Ibn Zarza. He subsequently became Full Professor at Bar Ilan University.

His critical research was in the field of Medieval Jewish Philosophy, comprehensively charting the Jewish philosophers of that period in Spain and Provence. He also wrote an analysis of the history of Jewish philosophy between the tenth and fifteenth centuries, describing the course of Jewish thought over the years. He wrote various books on Religious Zionism, establishing that it can be understood only in the context of the theological bases upon which it rests. He also introduced a new interpretation of the philosophy of Rabbi Joseph Dov Soloveitchik.

Over the years he held various academic appointments, including Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Head of the Interdisciplinary Program on Contemporary Jewry, Chair of Teaching the Writings of Joseph Dov Soloveitchik and Head of the Wahrhaftig Research Institute of Religious Zionism.

Several of his books earned him awards, including the Hecht Prize for his book on the history of Zionism, the Goldstein-Goren Book Award for the best recent book in the field of Jewish Thought (Ben Gurion University), an award from the Bar Ilan Research Authority for an academic publication of special value, and the Aminoach Award.

Media

Dov Schwartz   wikipedia article (hebrew)

Prof. Dov Schwartz  2015 Laureates of Emet Prize