Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Rabbi Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading figures in interreligious dialogue. He is founder and director of the Elijah Interfaith Institute since 1997. His work bridges the theological and academic dimension with a variety of practical initiatives, especially involving world religious leadership. A noted scholar of Jewish studies, he has held academic posts at Tel Aviv University and has served as director of the Center for the Study of Rabbinic Thought, Beit Morasha College, Jerusalem. A multi volume series of interfaith studies edited by him is published by Lexington Books. He has published several monographs and many articles. His most recent publications are The Jewish Encounter with Hinduism: Wisdom, Spirituality Identity and Same God, Other God: Judaism, Hinduism and the Problem of Idolatry, both published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.


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