Michah Gottlieb

Associate Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies

Indiana University, PhD 2003; New York University, MA 1997

Office: 53 Washington Square South, Room 207

Phone: (212)998-8983

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Modern Jewish Thought and Philosophy

Select Publications


Moses Mendelssohn: New Perspectives, co-editor with Charles Manekin, University of Maryland Press, under contract

Jewish Protestantism: Translation and the Turn to the Bible in German-Judaism, Oxford University Press, under contract

Faith, Reason, and Politics: Essays on the History of Jewish Thought Academic Studies Press, 2013

Faith and Freedom: Moses Mendelssohn’s Theological-Political Thought, Oxford University Press, 2011

(editor) Moses Mendelssohn: Writings on Judaism, Christianity, and the Bible, University Press of New England, 2011



“The Limits of Liberty: Baruch Spinoza and Moses Mendelssohn on Censorship” in Moses Mendelssohn: New Perspectives (eds. M. Gottlieb and C. Manekin), forthcoming

“Leo Strauss on Lessing’s Spinozism,” in Festschrift for Paul Mendes-Flohr  eds. C. Wiese and M. Urban, 2012  

“Between Judaism and German Enlightenment: Recent Work on Moses Mendelssohn in English” in Religion Compass, 2010

“Aesthetics and the Infinite: Moses Mendelssohn on the Poetics of Biblical Prophecy” in New Directions in Jewish Philosophy eds. Elliot Wolfson and Aaron Hughes, 2010

"Mysticism and Philosophy" in the Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy eds. Steven Nadler and Tamar Rudavsky, 2009

“Counter-Enlightenment in a Jewish Key: Anti-Maimonideanism in 19th Century Neo-Orthodoxy” in The Cultures of Maimonideanism, 2009 (ed. James Robinson)

"Publishing the Moses Mendelssohn Jubilaeumsausgabe In Weimar and Nazi Germany" in Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook Annual, 2008

"Spinoza's Method(s) of Biblical Interpretation Reconsidered" in Jewish Studies Quarterly, 2007

"Moses Mendelssohn's Metaphysical Defense of Religious Pluralism" in the Journal of Religion, 2006



Tikvah Research Fellow at Princeton University (2010-2011); Fellow at the NYU Humanities Initiative (2009-2010); Yad Hanadiv Fellowship at Hebrew University (2006-2007)

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