Alexander Kaye

My research deals in the history of Jewish thought, with a special focus on political thought, the history of law and theories of Jewish modernity. I am also an expert in Israel Studies and my research in the history of Israel focuses on the relationship between law, religion and politics, and in particular in the history of religious Zionism.

My latest book is The Invention of Jewish Theocracy (Oxford University Press, 2020).

I also have an interest in Jewish historiography. Together with David N. Myers, I edited the collected works of one of the last century's leading Jewish historians in: Myers, David N., and Alexander Kaye, eds. The Faith of Fallen Jews: Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi and the Writing of Jewish History. UPNE, 2013.

From his first book, From Spanish Court to Italian Ghetto, to his well-known volume on Jewish memory, Zakhor, to his treatment of Sigmund Freud in Freud’s...
The deeply personal reflections of a giant of Jewish history. Scholar Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi (1932–2009) possessed a stunning range of erudition...
Alexander Kaye