Prof. Rabbi
Yehoyada Amir
Hebrew Union College

Prof. Rabbi Yehoyada Amir is Professor of Modern Jewish Thought at HUC-JIR's Taube Family Campus in Jerusalem. He received a Ph.D. in Jewish Thought from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1994, and rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College in 2004. Amir headed HUC-JIR Israel’s rabbinic seminary from 2000–2009, is a past Chairman of the Council of Progressive Rabbis in Israel (Maram), and was a member of the board of directors Rabbis for Human Rights and the steering committee of the Israel Religious Action Center. Among his books are Reason out of Faith: The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig (Hebrew, 2004), A Small Still Voice: Theological Critical Reflections (Hebrew, 2009), Gates to Pure Faith: Renewal of Jewish life in the Philosophy of Nachman Krochmal (Hebrew, 2018), and The Philosophy of Eliezer Schweid: Jewish Culture and Universal Perspectives (edited with Yossi Turner, Hebrew, 2020).

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February 9, 2022

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