Shalem College
Eli Schonfeld

Dr. Eli Schonfeld

Ph.D., Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Masters, Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Bachelor’s, Philosophy and Economics, Bar-Ilan University

Dr. Eli Schonfeld teaches Jewish and European philosophy at Shalem College. He received his PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2009, and from 2014-2105 held the Berkowitz Fellowship at the New York University School of Law. From 2015-2016 he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is author, most recently, of The Wonder of Subjectivity: A Reading of Emmanuel Levinas’ Philosophy [Hebrew].

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Selected Publications


1. Schonfeld, E., The Wonder of Subjectivity: A Reading of Levinas’ Philosophy, 2007, 165 pages, Resling, Tel-Aviv (in Hebrew)
2. Schonfeld, E., The Apology of Mendelssohn: An Inquiry into the birth of Modern Jewish Philosophy, Verdier, Paris, forthcoming 2016 (in French)


1. Schonfeld, E., 2007, History and Jewish Facticity : about a dialogue between Sartre and Levinas, Cahiers d’Etudes Lévinassiennes, 135-150 (in French)
2. Schonfeld, E., 2008, Philosophical Present and Responsible Present : Comments on Emmanuel Lévinas’s Philosophy of Time, Naharaim : Zeitschrift für deutsch-jüdische Literatur und Kulturgeschichte, 188-209
3. Schonfeld, E., 2008, On Elementary Evil, Cahiers d’Etudes Lévinassiennes, 137-154 (in French)
4. Schonfeld, E., 2010, Philosophy and Talmudic Wisdom. A Study of “Being Jewish", Cahiers d’Etudes Lévinassiennes, 161-190 (in French) 9
5. Schonfeld, E., 2010, Living Law: Hermann Cohen Facing St. Paul’s Critique of the Law, Reshit: Studies in Judaism, 80-110 (in Hebrew)
6. Schonfeld, E., Forgotten God: Moses Mendelssohn and Rabbi Jacob Emden on Universalism and Chosenness, Daat: A Journal of Jewish Philosohpy and Kabbalah, accepted for publication (in Hebrew)
7. Schonfeld, E., Levinas's Philosophy as a Hermeneutics of Jewish Existence: A revisiting of the relation between Judaism and Philosophy in Levinas, Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Thought, accepted for publication (in Hebrew)