Shaul Magid is the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Chair in Jewish Studies and Professor of Jewish Studies and Religious Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. His areas of interest and research include sixteenth century Kabbala, Hasidism, American Judaism, and contemporary conceptions of Jewish religiosity. He is the author of Hasidism on the Margins: Reconciliation, Antinomianism, and Messianism in Izbica and Radzin Hasidism (2003), From Metaphysics to Midrash: Myth, History, and the Interpretation of Scripture in Lurianic Kabbala (2008) which was awarded the 2008 American Academy of Religion Award for best book in religion in the textual studies category, American Post-Judaism: Identity and Renewal in a Postethnic Society (2013) and Hasidism Incarnate: Hasidism, Christianity, and the Construction of Modern Judaism (2014). Professor Magid is the editor of God's Voice from the Void: Old and New Essays on Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav (2001), and co-editor of Beginning Again: Toward a Hermeneutic of Jewish Texts (2002). Professor Magid’s present book projects include American Jewish Survivalism: Meir Kahane and the Politics of Pride, Certainty and Doubt in the Jewish Pietistic Tradition,  and The Jesus of Volozhin: Elias Soloveitchik’s Commentary to the New Testament (Academic Studies Press). Magid’s essays on religion and politics have appeared in Tikkun Magazine, Tablet Magazine, Zeek Magazine, Religion Dispatches, Open Zion, and Moment Magazine.


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Shaul Magid (2015-2016)