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Depatment Secretary: Sara Parnassa
Room 4507, Humanities Building
Tel.: 02-5883965


Department Chair: Prof. Eviatar Shulman
Email: | Tel. 02-5882898

Advisor to BA Students: Dr. Yonatan Moss
Email: | Tel. 02-5882388 

Advisor to MA Students: Prof.  Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony



Dr. Eviatar Shulman

Chair of the Department of Comparative Religion

I received all my academic degrees at the Hebrew University, and recently spent 3 years as a post-doc at the Mandel Scholion Center. I taught at numerous other Israeli Universities and am happy to have landed at HUJI. I teach in the Departments for Religious Studies and Asian Studies.

My main field of expertise is Buddhism. In earlier stages of my career I focused on philosophical materials, mainly those of the great Indian Buddhist thinker Nāgārjuna. Then I moved to study early Buddhist philosophy and its relation to meditative techniques, an inquiry that led to my book Rethinking the Buddha: Early Buddhist Philosophy as Meditative Perception. I am still interested in Buddhist philosophy, but am more concerned today with religious and literary aspects of Buddhism. My research and teaching also concern Indian philosophy and religion (Hinduism).  

He is currently Chair of the Department of Comparative Religion.