Jeremy Phillip Brown

Areas of Interest:

Jewish mysticism, religion in medieval Iberia, Jewish-Christian relations, Jewish-Muslim relations, Jewish thought


Ph.D. New York University; M.Phil. New York University; B.A. Reed College

Taught Previously at:

New York University, University of San Francisco

Grants, Awards and Fellowships:

- Jesuit Foundation Grant, University of San Francisco (2017-18)

- Center Scholar, Center for Religious Wisdom and World Affairs (2017-18)

- Maurice Amado Foundation Grant (2017)

- Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Research Fellowship (2016-17)

- Paulo Freire Fellowship of the Swig Program in Jewish Studies & Social Justice, University of San Francisco (2015 & 2016)

- Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Doctoral Scholarship (2014-15)

- MacCracken Doctoral Fellowship (2008-13)


Edited Volume

Accounting for the Commandments in Medieval Judaism: New Studies in Law, Philosophy, Mysticism and Pietism. Edited by Jeremy Phillip Brown (Brill: Leiden, forthcoming in 2019)


“‘La Perversión de la Cábala Judía’: Gershom Scholem and anti-Kabbalistic Polemic in the Argentine Catholic Nationalism of Julio Meinvielle,” in All Religion is Inter-Religion: A Festschrift Honoring the Career of Steven M. Wasserstrom. Edited by Paul Robertson and Kambiz GhaneaBassiri (London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming in 2019).

“Of Sound and Vision: Medieval Kabbalistic Rituologies of the Ram’s Horn,” in Qol Tamid: The Shofar in Ritual, History and Culture. Edited by Joel Gereboff & Jonathan Friedman (Claremont, CA: Claremont School of Theology Press, 2017). 


Medieval texts on almsgiving in Judaism and the Economy: A Sourcebook. Edited by Michael Satlow (London: Routledge, forthcoming in 2018).

Book Reviews

"Jonathan Garb, Yearnings of the Soul: Psychological Thought in Modern Kabbalah," Aries: Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism 18 (2018): 131-6.

Current Research:

Currently researching the discourse of poverty in medieval kabbalah; collaborating on a project about the Hebrew writings of R. Moses de León; and investigating the transmission of kabbalistic knowledge in contemporary Latin America.

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