Itamar Ben-Ami

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Doctoral student, Department of Political Science
Dissertation title: The Schmittian Jews: Leo Strauss, Isaac Breuer and the Invention of Jewish Theological Politics
Supervisors: Prof. Dan Avnon and Prof. Menachem Lorberbaum (TAU)

 

Itamar Ben-Ami is a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a graduate of the ultra-Orthodox yeshiva world. His dissertation, "the Schmittian Jews: Leo Strauss, Isaac Breuer, and the Invention of Jewish Theological Politics", focuses on critical and theocratic conceptualizations of the modern sovereign state, concentrating on the thought of German-Jewish thinkers in the Weimar Republic. His research interests include intellectual history, political theology, critical political theory, and conceptual history. His dissertation is being written under the guidance of Prof. Dan Avnon and Prof. Menachem Lorberbaum.