Ahuvia Goren is a doctoral student who studies Jewish attitudes to renaissance humanism and the scientific revolution. His dissertation deals with skepticism among Italian Jews in the late 17th and 18th centuries from the perspectives of cultural history of knowledge and the history of the book.
From 2014 he was employed as a research assistant in different research projects in Tel Aviv University under Dr. Maoz Kahana and Prof. Yehuda Lerman. Goren submitted his M.A, thesis entitled “Rabbi Moshe Hefetz and his Book Melekhet Makhshevet: Science, Theology and Skepticism in Early Modern Venice,” to the Cohen institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas (Tel Aviv University) in 2018.
Within the project “Jewish Translation and Cultural Transfer in Early Modern Europe”, Goren studies Jewish Italian Literature which contains literal translations of scientific materiel alongside wider cultural translations of concepts and genres.
“Scientific Method, Atomistic Theory, and Biblical Exegesis in the Though of R’ Moses Hefetz.” Forthcoming in Zion (Hebrew).