Dr. Edelstain Ayalon
B.A in Philosophy, Hebrew University, 1996
M.A. in Jewish Philosophy, Hebrew University, 2001
Thesis – "Speech and Silence in Rosenzweig's philosophy of language".
(Advisor- Prof. Paul Mendes-Flohr.)
Ph.D. in Jewish Philosophy, Haifa University, 2003-5
Thesis – "Existence and Redemption: Existentialism and Eschatology in the
philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig". (Advisor – Prof. Ehud Luz.) (submitted in 18.9.05) Fellowship: Support for doctoral studies by the Advanced Studies Authority, Haifa University 2003-5.
Also: Teaching Diploma, Bible and Jewish Philosophy, Kerem Institute, Jerusalem, 2001.
Lecturer in the course "Methodology in Jewish Philosophy Teaching". Bar-Ilan University, 2006-2016.
Lecturer in the course : "Teaching Jewish Philosophy: Advanced Problems & Dillemas" , Tel Aviv University, 2008-2016
Lecturer of different courses at "Jewish Culture" department, Hakibutzim College, Tel Aviv. 2010-2016
Lecturer and teachers' guide, Shalom Hartman Institute, Be'eri program, 2007-2016
Lecturer and teachers' guide, Ministry of Education, Jewish Philosophy department, 2002-2016
Lecturer at Lockey International Academy of Jewish Studies, 2001-2007
Also: High school teacher of Jewish Philosophy, Philosophy, Bible and Talmud, 1996-2006
Editor and Academic Advisor
Editing "Bein Hashmashot : Israeli Judaism – Education and Creation", Shalom Hartman Institute, 2013-2016
Member of the Academic Committee of "The Michael Rosenak Jewish Education Library" The Melton Centre for Jewish Education & Mofet Institute.
1. " Existence and Redemption: Existentialism and Eschatology in Franz Rosenzweig's Philosophy" (PhD thesis), Haifa University, 2006.
2. "War, State & Progress in Rosenzweig’s Star of Redemption", Daat , no. 67, Bar Ilan University, 2009, Pp. 83-96.
3. "Existentialism and Eschatology in Rosenzweig's system.", Faith, Truth and Reason – an International Conference on The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig - Jerusalem 2006.
4. "On Openness", Akdamot, No. 8, Beit Morasha of Jerusalem, 2013.
5. "On Superstitious and Regulative Images", Zehuiot, No. 8, Van Leer Institute 2017.
6. "Two Worlds & Four Faces: Between Religious Myth & Free Thought, Bein Hashmashot, No. 3, Shalom Hartman institute, 2016.
7. " Dimensions of Meaning in Jewish Culture Teaching, Bein Hashmashot, No. 2, Shalom Hartman institute, 2015.
8. "Between 'Jewish Culture' and 'Jewish Philosophy' in the Israeli Education System", Education and Context, Vol. No. 33, Kibbutzim College of Education 2011, Pp 299-308
9. "Clarification of Value-concepts as a Process in Teaching Jewish Thought", Education and Context, Vol. No. 32, Kibbutzim College of Education 2010. Pp.219-226
10. Waldorf Education and Jewish Culture, Adam Olam, No. 13 (2010).
"Openness and Belief: in the Quest of Culture Education Here & Now", a book in Mofet Institute Publication
The Primary objective of the course is to expose students to the major trends in Jewish Philosophy teaching in the public education system today. Through learning basic hermeneutic and didactic concepts, the student will develop and enhance his or her bank and tools of considerations for teaching Jewish Philosophy. Through working with selected chapters from the curriculum, certain hermeneutic and didactic considerations and dilemmas will be revealed relating to the teacher’s place between the text and the pupil, the text’s status of the text and the state of the student as a interpreter and an educated person
Specially: Israeli Jewish Education
Modern Jewish Philosophy
Specially: Franz Rosenzweig's philosophy