Yonatan Brafman

Yonatan Y. Brafman is assistant professor of modern Judaism in the Department of Religion and a member of the Program in Judaic Studies at Tufts University. His research focuses on the intersection of Jewish thought, Jewish law, and contemporary moral, legal, and political philosophy. At the Katz Center, he will examine the systematicity of Jewish law in the modern period.

Brafman received his PhD in the philosophy of religion and Jewish thought from Columbia University. He has taught in the Department of Religion and Program in Judaic Studies at Princeton University, the Department of Religion at Columbia University, and at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Contemporary arguments about Jewish law uniquely reflect both the story of Jewish modernity and a crucial premise of modern conceptions of law generally:...