Pinchas Hacohen Peli
He was born in Jerusalem, Israel in 1930 to a Hasidic family named Hacohen. In his poetry, which was published in the Israeli newspaper Davar, he adopted the pen name 'Peli' ('wonder'). He received a B.A in Jewish History and Talmud at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
He was Professor of Jewish Thought and Literature at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and a visiting professor at Yeshiva University, Cornell University, Notre Dame University, the Seminario Rabbinico in Argentina and the Makuya Bible Seminary in Japan.
His writings include studies of the thought of Abraham Joshua Heschel and Joseph B. Soloveitchik, discussions concerning Shabbat, the Land of Israel, anti-semitism, the problem of evil and commentary on the weekly Torah portion (parsha).
Friendship with Joseph B. Soloveitchik
- Abraham Joshua Heschel: An intellectual Biography (New York University Press, 1986)
- Torah Today: A Renewed Encounter With Scripture, (1987)
- Shabbat Shalom: A Renewed Encounter with the Sabbath, (1988)
- Chapters in Jewish Thought in the Land of Israel, (1990)
- (ed.) On Repentance: The Thought and Oral Discourses of Rabbi Joseph Dov Soloveitchik (1980)