I am a scholar and critic of modernity, religion, secularization and the identities politics in Israel. My research focuses on core historical questions and problems concerning modern European and Jewish identities in early and late modern times . It incorporates perspectives in the study of religion and comparative religion, sociology, critical theory, political thought, urban culture and more.
My book Orthodoxy and Modern Disciplination: The Production of the Jewish Tradition in Europe in Modern Times (Tel Aviv: ha-kibutz ha-meuchad press, 2011), as my other publications, examine the processes that produced the social and ideational structures of modern Judaism in early and late modern Europe. It emphasizes the role of religion in the emergence of Jewish modernity and secularization, and thus challenge the sharp distinction between religion and secularization in Jewish historiography.
I am a member of the Center for the Study of Conversion and Inter-Religious Encounters, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.