CJL regularly hosts visiting scholars of Jewish law, Jewish studies, law, philosophy, literature, and sociology from America, Israel, and Europe. These scholars, experts in their fields, bring the perspectives of the intellectual climate in their home countries and help foster an international community of scholars. Visiting scholars conduct research, participate in the graduate and undergraduate fellowship programs, and contribute to the intellectual life of the Center
Ivan Meyer Visiting Scholar in Comparative Jewish Law (2012-2013)
Yair Lorberbaum is a professor of law at the Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law, specializing in Jewish law, Jewish thought, jurisprudence, and philosophy. He has also been a member of the Shalom Hartman Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem since 1991. Dr. Lorberbaum has been a visiting professor at University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Princeton, and Cardozo, and was a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is the author of Subordinated King: Kingship in Classical Jewish Literature (Hebrew; 2009) and Apples of Gold in Silver Settings: Maimonides on Parables, Philosophy, and Law (Hebrew; forthcoming). In 2007, his book, Image of God: Halakhah and Aggadah, was awarded the prestigious Goldstein-Goren Award for best recent book in the field of Jewish thought.