The Association for the Philosophy of Judaism is dedicated to encouraging new work in the philosophy of Judaism.
Our annual APJ Essay Prize will be awarded to new work in the philosophy of Judaism. The winner will receive $500 and will also have their paper published in Faith & Philosophy, subject to the ratification of the editorial team of the journal. We are grateful to Faith & Philosophy for their support of our prize.
We define the philosophy of Judaism broadly, to include any of the following:
- Philosophical engagement with any of the key texts of Rabbinic Judaism (Biblical or Rabbinic)
- Philosophical engagement with any of the key tenets of Jewish faith
- Philosophical engagement with any of the key concepts of Jewish peoplehood, such as communal identity over time.
- Philosophical engagement with classical texts of Jewish philosophy (including, but not limited to, the Medieval, Kabbalistic, Hassidic, and Mussar traditions) and with philosophers of Judaism, i.e. with texts and philosophers that dealt with any of the issues raised above.