Samuel Lebens

Rabbi Dr. Samuel Lebens is a research fellow in the philosophy department at the University of Haifa, and a dynamic Jewish educator.

He holds a PhD in philosophy from Birkbeck College (University of London). His thesis was a defense of Bertrand Russell's theory of assertion.

He is also an ordained Orthodox Rabbi, having studied at various Israeli Rabbinical schools (Yeshivat Hakotel, Yeshivat Hamivtar, and Yeshivat Har Etzion).

After post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Notre Dame, and Rutgers University in the USA, Sam and his family are glad to be back in Israel.

Sam's academic interests span the philosophy of religion, metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophy of language. He is also the co-founder and chair of the Association for the Philosophy of Judaism.

As a Rabbi and Jewish educator, Sam teaches at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education during the summers, speaks at Limmud conferences around the world, and was the guest of the Chief Rabbi of South Africa, at his conference - Sinai Indaba. Sam is also adjunct faculty at the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies and has been a scholar in residence for numerous communities around the world. He is also happy to conduct wedding services.

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