Sam is a research fellow in the philosophy department at the University of Haifa*. He holds a PhD in Bertrand Russell’s metaphysics from the University of London, and an Orthodox Rabbinical Ordination from Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg, having studied in various Israeli Yeshivot. He has completed post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Notre Dame and Rutgers University. He works in the philosophy of language, metaphysics, the philosophy of fiction, and the philosophy of religion. His works brings together contemporary analytic philosophy, and streams of Jewish thought from the Midrash to the Hassidim. He is chairperson of the Association for the Philosophy of Judaism. Outside of his academic pursuits, he is a free-lance journalist, and a Jewish community educator. He loves to teach Torah at Pardes, and does so whenever he gets the chance! *Sam’s research at the University of Haifa is generously supported by a grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation Inc..