Rabbi Dr. Samuel Lebens is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Notre Dame's Center for Philosophy of Religion, and is the chair of the Association for the Philosophy of Judaism.

Jewish Sectarianism

The fractious Orthodox Jewish world seems to be giving way to sectarianism. Should we care? Reflecting on the Ninth of Av, a day of Jewish mourning, Samuel Lebens says no.

Hyphenated Identities

Samuel Lebens on how politician Hamad Amar is helping Israeli Druze youth feel part of the wider Israeli society, without giving up on the traditions, beliefs and rituals that make the Druze distinct.


Samuel Lebens shares some of the more surprising things that he's going miss—and not going to miss—about life in the Occupied Territories.