Joseph (Yossi) Turner
Joseph (Yossi) Turner is a Professor in Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem. He was the first faculty member to be awarded a full time position two and a half decades ago. Professor Turner's fields of interest are the inter-face of modern Jewish philosophy, thought and ideology with contemporary civilization and Israel studies. In this context, he teaches and publishes much on the topics of Zion and the diaspora, Zionist thought and contemporary Israeli intellectuals. Professor Turner is currently writing a book of original philosophical thought concerning the present state of the Jewish people, Israel and humanity, tentatively entitled: Between Desperation and Hope. He received his Ph.D. from Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1994).