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I studied for my B.A. and later for my PhD (direct track, summa cum laude) at Bar-Ilan University under the supervision of David Heyd and the late Eliezer Goldman. I taught at Bar Ilan from 1983 to 2001 and then moved to the University of Haifa where I have been teaching ever since. My areas of specialization are ethics, political and legal philosophy, and Jewish philosophy.
In recent years, I have been working mainly in two areas. The first is the ethics of war. Recently I came to realize that if any theoretical framework might justify the wholesale killing that takes place in war, it is a contractarian one, and I'm currently collaborating with Yitzhak Benbaji from Tel Aviv University Law School on a book on this topic.
My second area of interest has been the relation between state and religion. Together with Gidi Sapir from Bar-Ilan Law School, I have published a number of articles on this topic, some in English, others in Hebrew, and we have recently completed a book that offers a systematic analysis of the role of religion in liberal states, with particular emphasis on the Israeli experience (University of Haifa Press, 2014, in Hebrew; an English version forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, 2017).
I am also a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, a member of the advisory board of The Center for Ethics at Mishkenot Sha'ananim, and a researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute. From 2016, I serve as the chair of the Israeli Philosophical Association.