Menachem Lorberbaum

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Menachem Lorberbaum
Menachem Lorberbaum in Philadelphia on December 15, 2016.png
Menachem Lorberbaum in Queen Village, Philadelphia on December 15, 2016
Born Template:1958

Menachem Lorberbaum (Hebrew: מנחם לורברבוים, born March 14, 1958) is an Israeli professor and the chair of the department of School of Philosophy at Tel Aviv University. He was the founding chair of the Department of Hebrew Culture Studies at Tel Aviv University[1]. He is a Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. [2] Prof. Lorberbaum studies political theory and the connection between religion, state, and politics in the Jewish tradition.


Prof. Lorberbaum completed his PhD in 1993 under the joint supervision of the late Prof. Aviezer Ravitzki of the Hebrew University and Prof. Michael Walzer of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton with a dissertation entitled: Politics and the Limits of Law in Jewish Medieval Thought. While writing his dissertation he was invited to be a fellow at the school of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, where he stayed for three years.


Lorberbaum is author of Politics and the Limits of Law (Stanford 2001; Hebrew: 2006) and We are Dazzled by His Beauty (Hebrew, Ben Zvi Institute 2011). Together with Professors Michael Walzer of Princeton and Noam Zohar of Bar-Ilan he is a senior editor of the Jewish Political Tradition series (vol 1 "Authority," Yale University Press 2000, Hebrew: 2007; vol. 2 "Membership," Yale University Press 2003; vol. 3 "Community," Yale University Press, forthcoming). He is editor of the new and first complete Hebrew translation of Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan (Shalem 2009). His Hebrew collection of papers in political philosophy, Leviathan in the Holy Land, has been accepted for publication by Yediot Aharonot publishers. Prof. Lorberbaum has also published three volumes of Hebrew verse and is together with Dr. Michal Govrin, editor of the Devarim poetry series of Carmel publishers that has published his new book of poetic translations Transpositions. He is on the editorial board of the Hebraic Political Studies journal.


  1. ^ "More Jewish than thou". The Economist. July 28, 2012. Retrieved 2016-10-07. 
  2. ^ "Rabbi David Hartman, Founder of the Hartman Institute, Dies at 8". HaAretz. February 10, 2013. Retrieved 2016-10-07. 

External links[edit]