Yuval Wexler

Rabbi Yuval Wexler teaches at Yeshivat Hesder Ami”t Orot Shaul in Kfar Batya Ra’anana. He received his rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and holds a BA in Education from Herzog College. He studied in Yeshivat Beit Vaad L’Torah in Otniel for nine years, where he also served as an adjunct Talmud Instructor (Ra”m) and taught Hassidic thought. Yuval served in the IDF Intelligence Corps through the hesder program. He is married to Vered and they live in Ra’anana.

Yaron Unger

Rabbi Dr. Yaron Unger is a researcher and consultant for the legal bureau of the Israeli Knesset, and Jewish Law Advisor to members of the Knesset and its committees. He is a graduate of Yeshivat Beit El, where he was ordained as rabbi. He has for many years been engaged in teaching the comparative study of ethics in Jewish law and ethics in contemporary Western legal systems. He is the founder of the Research Department at the Advanced Institute of Jewish and Civil Law, “Mishpitei Haaretz”. He authored “Neemanut B’Nechasim” (Jerusalem, 2010), in the “Law for Israel” series edited by Prof. Nahum Rakover, and he has edited many books on law, ethics and Jewish law and published numerous articles in these fields. He is a senior researcher at the Center for Applied Jewish Law, Netanya Academic College, and has written dozens of editorials on wide-ranging matters at the request of the courts in Israel. His doctoral dissertation was completed in the Law department at Bar Ilan University on the subject of “Fiduciary Duties: Jewish Law and Israeli Law,” under the supervision of Prof. Shalom Lerner.

Dvir Schwartz

Dvir Schwartz currently works as assistant editor of the Shiloach Journal (Hebrew) published by the Tikvah Fund. He is studying in the first cohort of Shalem College in the interdisciplinary program for philosophy and Jewish thought, and is simultaneously in the Honors Program for Identity and Public Policy at the Jewish Statesmanship Center in Jerusalem. He currently serves as researcher in the field of religion and state at the Institute for Zionist Strategy, and he previously served as a spokesman for the “Ne’emanei Torah V’Avodah” movement. He is a graduate of seven years of seminary studies at Yeshivat Hesder Ma’aleh Adumim.

Yoav Sorek

Yoav Sorek is the Editor in Chief of the Shiloach Journal of for Policy and Thought. He created the Musaf Shabbat section for the Makor Rishon newspaper and was its editor for seven years. He is the author of The Israeli Covenant (Hebrew) and has published numerous articles on Judaism, Zionism and public policy. He is a graduate of Mercaz yeshivas and holds a BA and MA from the Open University in Jewish History. He is a past fellow at the Shalem Center and the Tikva Fund. Yoav is currently pursuing doctoral studies at Ben Gurion University.

Ariel Sari-Levi

Ariel Sari-Levi is a doctoral student in Jewish Philosophy and Bible at Hebrew University. He teaches at the High School for the Arts in Jerusalem, and at the David Yellin Teachers College. He does research at the Israel Institute for Democracy, writes a weekly column on the Torah portion for Haaretz, and has written commentaries for the 929 Project.

Yitzchak Mor

Yitzchak Mor is currently a student at Hebrew University where he studies philosophy, economics, and political science. He writes and edits for various publications and is assistant editor of the Shiloach Journal published by the Tikvah Fund in Israel. He is one of the founders of “Tacharut,” a movement for freedom in employment, which aims to increase freedom and flexibility in the labor market in Israel. He is a graduate of Yeshivat Beit El, the Jewish Statesmanship Center in Jerusalem, and served in the Research Division of the Intelligence Service in the military.

Yaniv Mezuman

Yaniv Mezuman has been the Director of the pre-military academy for religious and secular Israelis, Metarim Lachish, for nine years. He is completing his PhD at Ben Gurion University in the Department of Jewish Philosophy. Previously, he wrote for various newspapers and magazines, has published poetry, as well as a reference guide to the Talmud together with Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. He also taught at the Malad and Himmelfarb high schools in Jerusalem. He earned his BA from Hebrew University in Middle East Studies and International Relations, and holds an MA in philosophy from Bar Ilan University, and in Jewish law from Beit Morasha. In his military service, he served in the paratroopers and at the Army Radio Station. He is a graduate of Yeshivat Othniel.

Elad Lison

Dr. Elad Lison is the Academic Director of the graduate seminar program for the Jewish Statesmanship Center in Jerusalem. During the previous four years he directed the Honors Program for Identity and Public Policy at the Jewish Statesmanship Center. He is the Rosh Beit Midrash of the “Komah Shnia” program at Beit Morasha, and is also the Academic Director of Beit Morasha’s Jewish philosophy program in partnership with Bar Ilan University. He teaches courses in philosophy of science and technology, political philosophy, and philosophy of mathematics at Bar Ilan University and Herzog College. He is also currently conducting research on the philosophy of Leibnitz, and is editing a book of selected readings on the theological-political situation in Israel. His articles on the philosophy of Rabbi Nachman and Infinity and the philosophy of Leibnitz have been published in various journals.

Yisrael Levinger

Yisrael Levinger has taught Jewish Philosophy for 15 years at the Ohr Torah High School in Ramot and in the Ohr Torah Seminary for Women. He develops curricula in the discipline of Jewish Philosophy for Herzog College and for the Israeli Ministry of Education. He established the Beit Midrash “Komah Shniah” at Beit Morasha, which focuses on the intersection of traditional religious and modern thought. He wrote his doctoral thesis at Bar Ilan University on the writings of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Hacohen Kook. Yisrael studied at Yeshivat Hesder, Herzog College, and Beit Morasha.

Matityahu Kahn

Rabbi Matityahu Kahn serves as a Ra”m at the Yeshivat Hesder at Otniel. He received his rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate.  He is finishing his MA in Jewish Philosophy at Ben-Gurion University, where he is writing his thesis on the later Kabbalistic thinkers. He holds a BA in Education (with a focus on Oral Law) and Jewish Philosophy from Herzog College. He learned at the Yeshivat Hesder Otniel and completed his military service in the para-troopers brigade.

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