In 2014 I received the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities’ Gershom Scholem Prize for Kabbalah Research. My latest book, Yearnings of the Soul: Psychological Thought in Modern Kabbalah (The University of Chicago Press, 2015), breaks new ground in regarding Kabbalah as a source, rather than an object of psychological inquiry.
Maren Niehoff has a new book in print, entitled “Philo of Alexandria. An Intellectual Biography” (commissioned by Yale University Press, with a German translation forthcoming at Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen). In this book she establishes the chronology of Philo’s works and describes for the first time the intellectual development of Philo. The book breaks new ground by arguing that Philo’s visit to Rome as the head of the Jewish embassy to Gaius has serious intellectual implications and changed the way he perceived of Judaism and philosophy in general. Read more about Maren Niehoff has a new book in print, entitled “Philo of Alexandria. An Intellectual Biography”