Caroline Zelaznik Gruss and Joseph S. Gruss Visiting Professor in Talmudic Civil Law
Moshe Halbertal is the Gruss Professor at NYU Law School and a Professor of Philosophy at the Hebrew University. He received his PhD from Hebrew University in 1989, and from 1988 to 1991 he was a fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. He is the author of many books, including Idolatry (co-authored with Avishai Margalit, 1992) and People of the Book: Canon, Meaning, and Authority (1997), both published by Harvard University Press; Concealment and Revelation: Esotericism in Jewish Tradition and Its Philosophical Implications (2007), On Sacrifice (2012), and Maimonides: Life and Thought (2013), all published by Princeton University Press; and several books published in Hebrew, including Interpretative Revolutions in the Making (1997) and By Way of Truth: Nahmanides and the Creation of Tradition (2000). His latest book (co-authored with Stephen Holmes) The Beginning of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel was published by Princeton University Press in 2017. Halbertal was named a member of Israel’s Academy for the Sciences and the Humanities.