Haim (Howard) Kreisel

Academic Supervision

M.A. Students

  • Gabriela Barzin - Thesis: "The Concept of Happiness in the Teachings of Maimonides and Rabbi Chasdai Crescas," 1998

  • David Ben-Zazon – Thesis: "The Study of the Methodologies used to Interpret Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed: The Exegesis of R. Shem Tov Ibn Falaquera and Leo Strauss," 2004

  • Asher Binyamin – Thesis: "Rabbi Moshe of Salerno's Commentary on the Chapters on Prophecy in Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed - Critical Edition with Introduction and Notes," 2005

  • George Kohler – Thesis: "The Notion of Infinity in Gersonides’ Philosophy," 2005

  • Uriel Nahum – Thesis: “Bustan al-Ukul by Nethanel Ibn Fayyumi – The Structure of the Treatise and its Ideological Approach”, 2006 (Touro College)

  • Avraham Israel – Thesis: “Commentary of R. Moshe Ibn Tibbon on the Piyyutei Azharot of R. Solomon Ibn Gabirol”, 2007

  • Yaakov Korzvail – Thesis: “The Nazir’s Commentary on Emunot VeDeot”, 2008

Ph.D. Students

  • Michael Rony – Thesis: "Jewish Medieval Philosophical Commentaries to the Story of the Tower of Babel (Heb.)" (2007)

  • David Ben-Zazon – Thesis: “Don Isaac Abrabanel’s Commentary on Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed (Heb.)” (2009)

  • Orly Shushan – Thesis: "The Exegesis of R. Eliezer b. Mattityahu and the Early Philosophical Commentaries on Ibn Ezra (Heb.)" (2009)

  • George Kohler – Thesis: “The Rediscovery of Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed by German Judaica Scholars in the 19th Century” [with Prof. Gidon Freudenthal, Tel-Aviv University] (2010, with distinction)

  • Ofer Elior – Thesis: “Sefer Ruah Hen: An Intellectual and Cultural History” [with Prof. Gad Freudenthal, CNRS] (2011, with distincrion)

  • Yaakov Korzvail – Thesis: Rabbi David Cohen (Nazir) as Editor and Commentator on Rabbi Kook’s Writings (Heb, 2014)






Post-Doctoral Students

  • Dr. Gitit Holzman (2000-2002): Research Project: Moshe Narboni's Commentary on The Guide of the Perplexed

  • Dr. Aviram Ravitsky (2006-2008): Research Project: Ideology and Jurisprudence in Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah


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