Dr. Yehuda Ben-Dor

Faculty Member

Dr. Yehuda Ben-Dor has served as a lawyer for the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and lectured at the Elul Center for Jewish Learning and was one of the founders of the Yesodot Center for the Study of Torah and Democracy, where he also taught. His main area of interest is that of cultural traditions and pluralism: the relation between identity and cultural tradition; the conditions for induction into cultural traditions; and the difficulties, challenges, and potential inherent in the encounter between cultural traditions. His work and teaching involve the examination of the internal relations between language, meaning and ways of life, and are based on texts from Western philosophy, Jewish thought, and literature. Yehuda is the dean of first-year fellows at the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, where he also teaches philosophy and Jewish thought.​