Yair Lorberbaum

Visiting Professor


Yair Lorberbaum is a member of the Law Faculty at Bar Ilan University, where he lectures on Philosophy of Law, Jewish Law and Jewish Thought. Prof. Lorbebraum has been a member of the IAS of the Hartman Institute for many years and a guest lecturer at: Yale University, Cardozo Law School, Princeton University, NYU Law School, and  Humboldt Law School in Berlin. He served as the Gruss Professor of Talmudic Law in the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and he was a Starr fellow at The Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University.

Professor Lorberbaum’s scholarly works include: The Image of God: Halakhah and Aggadah, [Hebrew] by Schoken Press (2004) (=In God's Image: Myth, Theology and Law in Classical Judaism, Cambridge UP 2015).  He is co-author of the first volume of, The Jewish Political Tradition: Authority, Yale University Press (2000); Melekh Evion – Kingship in Classical Judaism Bar Ilan UP, Ramat Gan (2010) [=Disempowered King, Kingship in Classical Judaism, Continuum: London 2012]. His forthcoming books are: Gezerat Ha-Katuv (Decree of Scripture) – On Rules and Reasons, Halakhah and Theology, and: Apples of Gold in Silver Settings: Maimonides on Parables, Philosophy and Law, and: The Rise of Halakhic Religiosity of Mystery and Transcendence.