yotam hotamResearch Fellow

Dr. Yotam Hotam 

yhotam@gmail.com 

Yotam Hotam is a senior lecturer in the faculty of education at the University of Haifa. His research focuses on the relations between the “secular” and the “religious” in modern  thought, society, politics and education and covers a variety of themes such as religion and theology in the modern-secular world, secular and post-secular debates, critical theory, political-theology, Jewish nationalism and ethics. He served as the head of the “MA Program in the Study of Alternatives in Education” until 2017. Between 2015-2016 he was the Horace W. Goldsmith Visiting Professor in Judaic Studies at Yale, a honorary fellow of the Center for the Humanities at Wesleyan University and a teaching fellow of the Israel Studies Institute in Washington. 

1992-1995           The Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Department of History & Philosophy  BA

1995-1998           The Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Department of History. MA Direct Ph.D. program for excellent students

1999-2004           The Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Department of History. Ph.D.

Full CV

Scientific Books (Refereed)

Authored Books – Published

  1. Hotam Y. (2010). Space Theodyssey: Science Fiction, Religiosity and Education in a Post-Secular Age. (Tel Aviv: Resling Press). (Hebrew).
  2. Hotam Y. (2007). Modern Gnosis and Zionism: The Crisis of Culture, Life Philosophy and National Jewish Thought, Jerusalem: Magnes Press. (Hebrew).
  3. 2(a) Hotam Y. (2009) Moderne Gnosis und Zionismus: Kulturekrise, Lebensphilosophie und nationaljüdisches Denken, Göttingen/Leipzig: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. 
  4. 2(b) Hotam Y. (2013). Modern Gnosis and Zionism: The Crisis of Culture, Life Philosophy and Jewish National Thought. London: Routledge.

Edited Books and Special Journal Issues – Published 

  1.  Hotam, Y. Jacob, J.  (Eds.). (2003). German-Jewish Popular Construction of Memory after Emigration. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht. (German). 
  2. Zimmermann, M. Hotam, Y. (Eds.). (2005). Two Homelands: The Jekkes between Central Europe and the Nearest. Frankfurt a.M: Beerenverlag. (German).
  3. 2(a).  Zimmermann, M. Hotam, Y. (Eds.). (2005). Two Homelands: The Jekkes between Central Europe and the Nearest. Jerusalem: Shazar. (Hebrew).
  4. Zadof, N. Hotam, Y. Schmidt, M. (Eds.). (2006). History as a Vocation: An Anthology on the Occasion of Professor Moshe Zimmermann’s 60th Birthday. Jerusalem: Magnes Press. (Hebrew). Equal Contribution.
  5. Hotam Y. (Ed.). (2008). Freud, Collected Writings. Vol. 5. Tel Aviv: Resling. (Hebrew).
  6. Hotam Y. (Ed.). (2009). Freud, Collected Writings. Vol. 6. Tel Aviv: Resling. (Hebrew).
  7. Hotam Y. (Ed.). (2008). The Age of Youth: German-Jewish Young Generation and Modern Times.. Jerusalem: Magnes Press (Hebrew).
  8. 6(a). Hotam Y. (Ed.). (2009). The Age of Youth: German-Jewish Young Generation and Modern Times. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht. (German).
  9. Hotam Y. (Ed.). (2009). Walter Benjamin, Collected Works. Vol. 1. Tel Aviv: Resling. (Hebrew).
  10. Hotam Y. & Wexler P. (Eds.). (2014). Special Journal Issue on: Education in Post Secular Society. Critical Studies in Education. 55.1.  
  11. Wexler P. & Hotam Y. (Eds.). (2015). New Social Foundations for Education: Education in Post Secular Society. New York: Peter Lang

Articles in Refereed Journals

Published       

  1. Hotam, Y. (2005). Hans Jonas and Gershom Scholem: A Story of another Friendship. Chidushim – Studies in the History of German and Central European Jewry 7, 1-22. (Hebrew).
  2. Hotam, Y. (2007). Berdyczewski’s Saul and Paul – a Jewish Political-Theology. Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, 6/1, 53-68.
  3. Hotam, Y. (2007). Gnosis and Modernity – A Postwar German Intellectual Debate on Secularization, Religion and ‘Overcoming’ the Past. Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions, 8/3-4, 581-598.
  4. Hotam, Y. (2008). Forever Young: The Metaphysics of Youth in the Writings of Walter Benjamin. Zmanim, 102, 46-57 (Hebrew).
  5. Hotam, Y. (2009). Overcoming the Mentor: Heidegger’s ‘Present’ and the Presence of Heidegger in Karl Lowith’s and Hans Jonas’ Postwar Thought. History of European Ideas, 35/1, 253-264.
  6. Hotam Y. (2010). Ecology and Pedagogy: On Postwar Environmental Philosophy and its Educational Implications. Policy Futures in Education,8/3-4, 479-488. Appears also as: E.7 below.
  7. Hotam, Y. (2011). In the Eye of the Storm: Education and Religiosity in our Era. Studies in Education, 4, 12-31. (Hebrew).  
  8. Wexler P. Hotam Y. & Fischer S. (2011). The Sacralization of the Social and the New Paradigm for Education / Beyond the Secular/Religious Divide: Liberalism, the Sate, and Education in a Post Secular Age Comparative Education Review, 55/1, 122-124/134-137
  9. Fischer S. Hotam Y. & Wexler P. (2012). Democracy and Education in Post-secular Society, Review of Research in Education, 36, 261-281.
  10. Hadar L. & Hotam Y. (2012). Pedagogy in Practice: An Invitation for a Discussion. Research Papers in Education, 27/2, 187-208.
  11. Hotam, Y. & Hadar, L. (2013). Pedagogy in Practice: The Pedagogy of a Learning Setting as Student Experience It, Oxford Review of Education, 39/3, 385–399.
  12. Hotam, Y. (2014). “On a Horse and a Feather: Introduction to a Discussion on Transgression”, Studies in Education 7, 21-41. (Hebrew).
  13. Ziv Y. Hotam Y. (2015) Theory and measure in the psychological field: The case of attachment theory and the strange situation procedure, Theory and Psychology, 25.3: 274-291. Order of listed authors according to their relative contribution.
  14. Benyamini I. & Hotam Y. (2015). An Outline for Critical Theology: An Israeli/Jewish Perspective, Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, 14.2: 332-339.
  15. Hotam Y. (2015). ‘Re-orient-ation’: Sport and the Transformation of the Jewish Body and Identity, Israel Studies. 20.2: 52-75.
  16. Hotam, Y. (2016). Reflexive Education: Rethinking the Relations between Secular ‘Consciousness’ and Religion, Religion & Education. 43.3: 285-300.
  17. Hotam, Y. (2017). Theocracy and Pedagogy: Public Education in a ‘Post Secular’ Israel, Comparative Education Review. 61.3: 538-557.
  18. Hadar, L. Hotam, Y. Kizel, A. (2018). No school is an island: Negotiation between alternative education ideals and mainstream education – the case of Violin school, Pedagogy Culture & Society. 26.1: 69 – 85.
  19. Hotam, Y. (2019). Eternal, Transcendent and Divine: Walter Benjamin’s Theory of Youth, Sophia. 58: 175-195.

Accepted for Publication

Hotam Y. (in print). Bildung: Liberal Education and its Devout Origins, Journal of Philosophy of Education. 24 pages.

Articles or Chapters in Scientific Books (which are not Conference Proceedings)

 Published

  1. Hotam, Y. (2002). Theodor Lessing: Culture as a Mental Disease. In B. Greiner & C. Schmidt (Eds.), Arche Noah. The Idea of „Culture“ in the German-Jewish Discourse. (pp. 273-287). Freiburg: Rombach.
  2. Hotam, Y. (2003). Emigrating Memories: On Language, Identity, and Conversion of German-Jewish Emigrants. In Y. Hotam & J. Jacob (Eds.), German-Jewish Popular Construction of Memory after Emigration. (pp. 173-195). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht. (German)
  3. Hotam, Y. (2005). Memory and Normalization: Israeli Reaction to the Austrian De-Facto Recognition. In S. Flach & M. Zimmermann (Eds.), Israel – Austria: from the Beginnings to the Eichman Process, (pp. 145-166). Innsbruck: Studienverlag. (German)
  4. Hotam, Y. (2005). In the European Perimeter: on German-Jewish Israeli Society a Counter-Strategy In Y. Hotam & M. Zimmermann (Eds.), Two Homelands: The Jekkes between Central Europe and the Nearest, (pp. 99-104). Frankfurt a.M: Beerenverlag. (German)
  5. 4a. Hotam, Y. (2005). In the European Perimeter: on German-Jewish Israeli Society a Counter-Strategy In Y. Hotam & M. Zimmermann (Eds.), Two Homelands: The Jekkes between Central Europe and the Nearest Jerusalem: Shazar, (pp. 85-99). (Hebrew).  
  6. Hotam, Y. (2008). Youth as a Strategy: Political-Theology, Zionism and Time. In Y. Hotam (Ed.), The Age of Youth: German-Jewish Young Generation and Modern Times Jerusalem: Magnes Press, (pp. 8-20 Hebrew)
  7. 5a. Hotam, Y. (2009). Youth as a Strategy: Political-Theology, Zionism and Time. In Y. Hotam (Ed.), The Age of Youth: German-Jewish Young Generation and Modern Times, (pp. 10-24). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht. (German)
  8. Hotam, Y. (2009). Jacob Klatzkin: Modern Gnosticism and Zionism. In C. Schmidt & E. Scheinfeld (Eds.), Jewish Political Theology, Jerusalem: Van Leer. (Hebrew)
  9. Hotam, Y. (2010). Ecology and Pedagogy: On Postwar Environmental Philosophy and its Educational Implications. In I. Gur Ze’ev (Ed.), Diasporic Philosophy and Counter Education, Amsterdam: Sense, (pp. 235-250). Appears also as: D.6 above
  10. Hotam Y. & Wexler. P. (2014). Education and Religion in Israel: Blurring the Boundaries of “Secular” and “Religious.”  In: C. Wolhuter (ed.). International Comparative Perspectives on Religion, Bloemfontein: Sun Press, 9-27.
  11. Hotam, Y. (2015). Pedagogy, Spirituality and Curricular Design in Waldorf Education. In: P. Wexler & Y. Hotam (Eds.), New Social Foundations for Education: Education in Post Secular Society, New York: Peter Lang, 91-106.
  12. Hotam, Y. (2019). Walter Benjamin’s Modern-Mystical Theory of Youth. In: P. Wexler (ed.), Jewish Spirituality and Social Transformation, New York: Herder & Herder, 163-181. *A reprint of: D.19 above
  13. Hotam, Y. (forthcoming). Education and Integration: Some Secular and Religious Considerations. In: Lydia Heidrich, Yasemin Karakasoglu, et al. (eds.) Regimes of Belonging – Schools – Migrations, Berlin: Springer Verlag. 

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  1. Hotam, Y. (2006). On the Relativity of History, Time and the Historian. In N. Zadof, Y. Hotam & M. Schmidt (Eds.), History as a Vocation: An Anthology on the Occasion of Moshe Zimmermann’s 60th Anniversary (pp. 37-43). Jerusalem: Magnes Press.

Entries in Encyclopedias- Refereed

  1. Hotam, Y. (2012). “Life Philosophy”. Encyclopedia of Jewish Cultures. Vol. 3 Edited by Dan Diner, Stuttgart: Verlag J.B. Metzler, 487-490.
  2. Other Scientific Publications – Published
  3. Hotam, Y. (2004). Hans Jonas: Modernity Gnostic Heresy and Zionism, review of: Erinnerungen, by Hans Jonas. Kabbalah, 8-12, 339-351. (Hebrew).
  4. Hotam, Y. (2008). The Guardians of the Walls, review of: Beyond the Borders, by Steven Aschheim, Historia. 21, 127-135. (Hebrew).
  5. Hotam, Y. (2008). On Reason and Revelation: The Correspondence between Eric Voegelin and Leo Strauss, The Goldstein-Goren International Center for Jewish Thought On-Line Publication Series.
  6. Hotam, Y. (2008). Nationalized Judaism and Diasporic Existence. Jakob Klatzkin and Hans Jonas, Behemoth: A Journal on Civilization 2, 67-78.
  7. Hotam, Y. Gordon, S. Zimmermann, M. (Eds.). (2008). Koebner Yearbook for Central European History, Culture, Society and Thought. (Vol. 1). (Hebrew).
  8. Hotam, Y. Ashkenazi, O. Greenberg, U. Levi, J. (Eds.). (2009). Koebner Yearbook for Central European History, Culture, Society and Thought. (Vol. 2). (Hebrew). Order of listed authors according to their relative contribution.
  9. Hotam, Y. (2009). Review of: Youth and the Informal Code, by Reuven Cahana, Israeli Journal of Sociology 10/2, 506-509. (Hebrew).
  10. Hotam Y. (2009). Review of: The Life and Thought of Hans Jonas, by Christian Wiese, Zion. 73, 386-390. (Hebrew).
  11. Hotam, Y. (Ed.). (2010). Koebner Yearbook for Central European History, Culture, Society and Thought. (Vol. 3). (Hebrew).
  12. Hotam, Y. (2010). Review of: God Interrupted: Heresy and the European Imagination, by Benjamin Lazier, Journal of Modern History, 82.4, 915-917.
  13. Hotam, Y. (Ed.). (2011). Koebner Yearbook for Central European History, Culture, Society and Thought. (Vol. 4). (Hebrew).
  14. Hotam, Y. (2011). Review of: Children as Avant Garde Childhood and Adolescence in Times of Crises and Social Change, edited by Kogman T. Dar Y. & Steineman J. Dapim: Journal for Studies and Research in Education, Number 52, 245-249. (Hebrew).
  15. Hotam, Y. (Ed.). (2012). Koebner Yearbook for Central European History, Culture, Society and Thought. (Vol. 5). (Hebrew).
  16. Hotam, Y. (2015). Review of: Social Order and the Informal Code, Edited by Tamar Rappoport & Ahuvia Cahana. Tel Aviv: Resling, 2012. In: Megamot: A Journal of Behavioral Science. 50.2: 395-399. (Hebrew).

Other Works and Publications

  1. Hotam, Y. (1998). Handbook for the Group Discussion Leader of the Israeli Society for Civil Rights, The Israeli Society for Civil Rights
  2. Hotam, Y. (2004). “The ‘Yekkim’: Some Thoughts on a Conference on German-Jewish History and Heritage.” Ha’Kivun Mizrach, 9: 78-81. (Hebrew)
  3. Hotam, Y. (2005). “Constructing Identity: Black Holes as a Metaphor.” Ha’Kivun Mizrach, 10: 46-56. (Hebrew)
  4. Hotam, Y. (2007). “Zionism and Gnosticism.” Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture, June. 5 pages.
  5. Hotam, Y. (2008). A Heresy Against all Forms of ‘Being at Home’, review of: Beyond the Modern-Postmodern Struggle in Education, by Ilan Gur-Ze’ev, Ha’aretz 16.4.2008. (Hebrew)
  6. Hotam, Y. & Hadar L. (2010). Students’ Voice. Hed Hachinuch 85.1: 66-69 (Hebrew)

Submitted Publications
Hotam Y. & Shoshan A. Face Control: Everynight Selection and the “Other” (submitted to Theory and Society)

In Preparation

Books

The Critical Theologies of Modern German-Jewish Thought (provisional title)

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