Ido Ben Harush

Ido Ben Harush joined the German department in 2018. His research interests include the intersections of theology, literature, aesthetics, and political theory, theories of gesture and images. His dissertation examines the literary variations and afterlives of the prohibition of idolatry and the biblical ban on images (Bilderverbot) in the work of modern German Jewish authors and shows how concerns about idolatry reflect and constitute a central way of writing in modern Jewish thought. Ido holds an M.A. from the philosophy department of Tel-Aviv University, where he wrote his master’s thesis on the concept of gesture in Walter Benjamin and Franz Rosenzweig.
“Richard Wagner, Franz Rosenzweig and the Sacred Theater of Yom Kippur,” New German Critique 49, no. 2 (2022): 49–75.
“On Miracles and Experience: Franz Rosenzweig and Isaac Breuer,” Rosenzweig Jahrbuch 13, edited by Cláudio Carvalho, Ephraim Meir, and Christian Wiese (Baden-Baden: Karl Alber 2023): 95-118.