Dr. Ayelet H. Libson


Ayelet Libson is a Lady Davis Postdoctoral Fellow at the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University. She studied Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University and completed her doctorate at New York University. Her research has appeared in several journals, including American Journal of Legal History and Oxford Journal of Law and Religion. Her recently completed book, Radical Subjectivity: Law and Self-Knowledge in the Talmud, examines the emergence of an individual’s knowledge of both physical and mental states as a determining legal consideration among the rabbis of late antiquity. Ayelet has won several prizes from institutes such as the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, the Minerva Center for Human Rights, and NYU and Cardozo Law schools. Her research interests concentrate on Jewish law, legal history, legal theory, evidence law, and the relationship between religion and state.