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Leora Batnitzky

Faculty

Princeton University

Leora Batnitzky is Perelman Professor of Religion and Chair of the Department of Religion at Princeton University as well as the Director of Princeton’s Tikvah Project on Jewish Thought. She is the author of Idolatry and Representation: The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig Reconsidered (Princeton, 2000), Leo Strauss and Emmanuel Levinas: Philosophy and the Politics of Revelation (Cambridge, 2006), and How Judaism Became a Religion: An Introduction to Modern Jewish Thought (Princeton). Her current project focuses on the conceptual and historical relations between modern religious thought (Jewish and Christian) and modern legal theory (analytic and Continental).  She received a B.A. in philosophy from Barnard College, Columbia University and a B.A. in biblical studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Her M.A. and Ph.D. are in religion from Princeton University.

Publications & Selected Readings

HOW JUDAISM BECAME A RELIGION | PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS

LEO STRAUSS AND EMMANUEL LEVINAS | CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

IDOLATRY AND REPRESENTATION | PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS

Yuval Levin

Faculty

National Affairs

Yuval Levin is the Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the editor of National Affairs magazine. His essays and articles have appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, and others. He is a contributing editor of National Review and The Weekly Standard, a senior editor of EPPC’s journal The New Atlantis and, most recently, author of The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism. He is a recipient of a 2013 Bradley Prize for intellectual achievement. Before joining EPPC, Mr. Levin served on the White House domestic policy staff under President George W. Bush. He has also been Executive Director of the President’s Council on Bioethics and a congressional staffer. He holds a B.A. from American University and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Publications & Selected Readings

THE GREAT DEBATE | BASIC BOOKS

THE FRACTURED REPUBLIC | BASIC BOOKS

NATIONAL AFFAIRS |

Ruth Wisse

Faculty

Distinguished Senior Fellow, The Tikvah Fund

Recently retired from her position as Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard, Professor Wisse is currently Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Tikvah Fund. Her books on literary subjects include an edition of Jacob Glatstein’s two-volume fictional memoir, The Glatstein Chronicles (2010), The Modern Jewish Canon: A Journey through Literature and Culture (2003), and A Little Love in Big Manhattan (1988). She is also the author of two political studies, If I Am Not for Myself: The Liberal Betrayal of the Jews (1992) and Jews and Power (2007). Her latest book, No Joke: Making Jewish Humor, a volume in the Tikvah-sponsored Library of Jewish Ideas, was recently published by Princeton University Press.

Publications & Selected Readings

JEWS AND POWER | SCHOCKEN

IF I AM NOT FOR MYSELF | FREE PRESS

THE MODERN JEWISH CANON | FREE PRESS

NO JOKE: MAKING JEWISH HUMOR | PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS

Eric Cohen

Faculty

The Tikvah Fund

Eric Cohen has been the Executive Director of the Tikvah Fund since 2007.  He was the founder and remains editor-at-large of the New Atlantis, and he serves as the publisher of the Jewish Review of Books and Mosaic. Mr. Cohen has published in numerous academic and popular journals, magazines, and newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Weekly Standard, Commentary, The New Republic, First Things, and numerous others. He is the author of In the Shadow of Progress: Being Human in the Age of Technology (2008) and co-editor of The Future is Now: America Confronts the New Genetics (2002). He was previously managing editor of the Public Interest and served as a senior consultant to the President’s Council on Bioethics. Mr. Cohen currently serves on the board of directors of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, the Witherspoon Institute, and National Affairs and on the Editorial Advisory Board of First Things.

Publications & Selected Readings

JEWISH CONSERVATISM: A MANIFESTO | COMMENTARY MAGAZINE, MAY 2017

IN THE SHADOW OF PROGRESS | ENCOUNTER BOOKS

Alan Rubenstein

Dean

The Tikvah Fund

Alan Rubenstein was educated in Liberal Arts at St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD, and also at Georgetown University. He was a senior consultant for the President’s Council on Bioethics and currently serves as Hanson Scholar of Ethics at Carleton College in Northfield, MN. At Carleton, he teaches ethical thought through close reading of great literature of the West—in particular, Plato, Hebrew Bible, and Shakespeare. He has served, for Tikvah, as Co-Director of the program Jewish Thought and Enduring Human Questions and as Co-Convener of a working group on the life and thought of philosopher Hans Jonas. He is married and father of three children.

CONTACT US

Tobey Linhart

Associate Director for University and Young Professional Programs

tlinhart@tikvahfund.org