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David LEMLER

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Member of the Research group 3 : "Theologies and philosophies" of the french Laboratoire d’études sur les monothéismes, David Lemler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Arabic and Hebraic Studies at Sorbonne Université, where he teaches Medieval Jewish thought. He previously taught at the Department of Hebraic and Jewish Studies at the University of Strasbourg (2013-2020) and at the EPHE, Sorbonne (2010-2013)..

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Fields of research

- Medieval Philosophy.
- Jewish Philosophy.
- Maimonides.
- Jewish Averroism.
- Rabbinic literature.

Research topics

- Allegorical interpretation in Rabbinic Judaism.
- Philosophical writing in Medieval Jewish philosophy.
- Philosophical Hebrew terminology.
- The philosophical reception of the Talmud.

Projects

- Setting the philosophical allegorical exegesis used by Medieval Jewish philosophers within a larger history of allegorical interpretation, at the crossroad of the three monotheistic religions.
- Tracing back the history of this type of exegesis from Saadia Gaon to the Provençal disciples of Maimonides.
- Assessing the impact of this revolutionary type of exegesis in the Rabbinic tradition.

Seminar

Medieval Jewish Thought
Sorbonne Université
Tuesdays 14h-16h (by videoconference : contact David Lemler)

Prize

- Prix Jeune Chercheur (Young scholar award), Fondation des Treilles, France, 2017.
- International Fellowship in Jewish Studies and Jewish Culture, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture (New York), 2017.
- Doctoral Research Award, Chancellerie des Universités de Paris, 2016.
- Doctoral Research Award, Société des études juives, Paris, 2016.

Bibliographie sélective

Création du monde et limites du langage. Sur l’art d’écrire des philosophes juifs médiévaux / Creation of the World and Limits of Language in Medieval Jewish Philosophy, Paris, Vrin, 2020.

(ed.), André Neher, figure des études juives française / Collective volume on André Neher, Paris, Hermann, 2017.

Shem Tov Falaquera, L’accord de la Torah et de la philosophie, Épître de la controverse / French translation of Shem Tov Falaquera’s Iggeret ha-Wikkuah (traduction et présentation), Paris, Hermann, 2014.

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Podcasts

The place of philosophy in Jewish studies