Dr. Ido Hevroni

Ph.D., Bar Ilan University
B.A., Bar Ilan University

Ido Hevroni’s research focuses on themes in Jewish literature, and in particular the Talmud. He is also an expert on the educational philosophy behind—and the practical teaching of—the Great Books, of the West, of Judaism, and of Israel. He teaches literature in various academic institutes in Israel, and lectures in widely at cultural institutions on both academic and popular subjects.

Between 2009-2011, Dr. Hevroni served as the academic director of “Rimon,” a Shalem Center initiative designed to expose top Israeli high-school students to new angles on Jewish and Zionist thought. During the same period, he served on the faculty of the Mandel Leadership Institute, where he was also Fellows Dean in the School for Educational Leadership, and Academic Coordinator in the IDF Educational Leadership Development Program. His work included the development and management of curricula in such fields as Western classics, Jewish literary classics, and Jewish-Israeli narratives.

Selected Publications

"The Midrash as Marriage Guide," Azure 29 (Summer 2007), pp. 103-120.

"Circumcision as Rebellion," Azure 28 (Spring 2007), pp. 107-122.

"Symbols, Contexts and Meaning: Rabbinic Stories in Light of the Hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur," Nativ 113 (November 2006), pp. 70-80 (Hebrew).

"A Tale of Two Sinners," Azure 33 (Summer 2008), pp. 93-112.

"'Gira be-Eyney de-Satan': Contexts and Meaning in a Talmudic Polemic Story", Jerusalem Studies in Hebrew Literature 23 (2009), pp. 15-51 (Hebrew).

"The Reed, the Cedar, and the Wind: On the Relationship Between 'Torah' and 'Olam' in a Talmudic Story (BT Ta'anit 20 a-b)", Studies in Jewish Narrative (Ma'aseh Sippur) 2, Edited By Avidov Lipsker Rella Kushelevsky, Ramat Gan 2009, pp. 103-115 (Hebrew).

"The Spiritual Flesh: Sexuality and Spirituality in Rabbinic Stories," in Rabbinic Spirituality: Conference Book (Jerusalem: Beit Morasha, forthcoming) (Hebrew).

Introduction to the Hebrew edition of Leon Kass, The Beginning of Wisdom (Jerusalem: Shalem Press, 2010).

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