Dr. Eyal Levinson
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Eyal Levinson has recently completed his PhD in the Gender Studies Program at Bar Ilan University under the direction of Prof. Elisheva Baumgarten. He researches ideals of masculinity in medieval Jewish culture in Ashkenaz and their social ramifications. The research interweaves Jewish-Ashkenazic medieval historiography with gender and masculinity studies. He holds a BA, Summa Cum Laude, in Jewish Studies and Religion from Brooklyn College, and an MA with honors in Gender Studies from Bar Ilan University. His MA thesis is titled: The Conceptualization of the Yetzer and the Male Body in the Masculine Sexual Discourse in Sefer Hasidim. Eyal is also a graduate of The Israel Democracy Institute’s program, "Human Rights and Judaism" (2012-2015) and in 2006 he received a rabbinical ordination from “Aleph: Alliance of Jewish Renewal”. He lives with his life partner, Prof. Amnon Wolman, in Kfar Vradim in northern Israel.