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Admiel Kosman

Admiel Kosman was born in 1957 in Haifa to a religious family. He studied graphic arts and pottery at Bezalel Art Academy and graduated with a PhD from the Talmud Department of Bar Ilan University, where he also taught. At present, Kosman is a professor of Religious and Jewish Studies at Potsdam University, Berlin, and the academic director of the Abraham Geiger rabbinical seminary. His poems and columns appear regularly in the Friday literary supplement of Israel’s leading newspaper, Haaretz. He has been awarded the Bernstein Prize (1990) and the Brenner Prize (1998).

Books Published in Hebrew
And Then the Act of Poetry, Massada, 1980 [Ve-Acharei Mora'ot Ma'aseh Ha-Shir]
The Prince's Raiment, Keter, 1988 [Bigdei Nasich]            
Soft Rags, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1990 [Smartutim Rakim]
What I Can, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995 [Ma Ani Yachol]  
We Reached God, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998 [Higanu Le-Elohim]
A New Commentary, with God's Help, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2000 [Peirush Chadash Be-Siata De-Shmaya]
Forty Love Poems and Two Additional Love Poems to God, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2003 [Arba'im Shirei Ahava Ve-Shnei Shirei Ahava Nosafim Le-Elohim]
Proscribed Prayers: Seventy One New Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2007 [Sidur Alternativi: Le-Shiv'im Ve-Echad Shirim Chadashim]
You're Awesome!, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2011, 2019 [Kta'im Itcha]


Man's Tractate: Rav and the Butcher and Other Stories: On Manhood, Love and Authentic Life in Aggadic and Hassidic Stories, Keter, 2002 [Masechet Gvarim: Rav Ve-Ha-Katzav Ve-Od Sipurim: Al Gavriyut, Ahava Ve-Otentiyut Be-Sipur Ha-Agada U-Va-Sipur Ha-Chasidi]
Women's Tractate: Wisdom, Love, Faithfulness, Passion, Beauty, Sex, Holiness, Keter, 2007 [Masechet Nashim: Chochma, Ahava, Ne'emanut, Tshuka, Yofi, Min, Kdusha: Kri'a Be-Sipurim Talmudiyim Ve-Rabaniyim]
Femininity in the Spiritual World of the Talmudic Story, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2008 [Nashiyut Be-Olamo Ha-Ruchani Shel Ha-Sipur Ha-Talmudi]
Tractate Peace: The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Light, Yedioth Ahronoth, 2014 [Masechet Shalom: Ha-Sichsuch Ha-Israeli-Aravi Le-Or Mekorot Midrashiyim Ve-Rabaniyim]           

Books in Translation            
Approaching You in English: Selected Poems            
English: Brookline, MA., Zephyr, 2011

Men's World: Reading Masculinity in Jewish Stories in a Spiritual Context

English: Würzburg, Ergon, 2009


Gender and Dialogue in the Rabbinic Prism

English: Berlin / Boston, De Gruyter, 2012


Between Me and You: A Conversation [with Edith Lutz]

German: Berlin, AphorismA, 2014


Selected Poems

German: Ludwigsburg, Pop-Verlag, 2019



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