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Cambridge Project in Modern Jewish Thought - Dr Daniel H. Weiss

The Project in Modern Jewish Thought is a initiative bringing together the wealth of expertise in modern Jewish thought at Cambridge. Cambridge University has a long history in the field of Jewish Studies, housing the Taylor-Schechter Geniza Research Unit and the Centre for Hebrew and Semitic Studies established by Henry VIII in 1540. This new research project in Modern Jewish Thought focuses on the study of Jewish philosophy, theology and political thought in the modern period.

Through the organisation of conferences, reading groups and other events, the MJT Project hopes to stimulate discussion in the field of Modern Jewish Thought and to bring it into conversation with academics from around the world. MJT is an inter-disciplinary research project bringing together scholars with an interest in Modern Jewish Thought from the fields of Theology, Philosophy, Intellectual History, Political Science, Literature and Sociology. 


The detailed description of the project can be found on


Research and teaching in the field of Jewish Studies take place in a variety of faculties and departments across the University of Cambridge. The Cambridge Forum for Jewish Studies is an initiative whose objective is to join up this activity and communicate the range of expertise and wealth of research in the field that currently exists in the university. The Forum meets once a term to exchange information and ideas. It is hoped that it will encourage wider participation and a variety of perspectives.

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