Obituary: Prof. Yirmiyahu Yovel

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H-Judaic mourns the passing of Prof. Yirmiyahu Yovel (1935-2018), emeritus professor of philosophy at the Hebrew University, winner of the Israel Prize, and one of Israel's best known public intellectuals, who died following a long battle with cancer.  Prof.  Yovel published luminous volumes on Kant and  a highly influential two-volume work entitled Spinoza and Other Heretics (1989), among many other books and articles.  An extended Wikipedia article describes his life and work (; see also the Hebrew website of the Israel Prize ( and the obituary in Haaretz (

We extend deepest  condolences to his family.

Jonathan D. Sarna

Chair, H-Judaic