Jody Myers

Jody Myers, Ph.D.

Professor, Religious Studies
Department Director, Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Professor Jody Myers

Religious Studies Department

  • Santa Susana Hall 224
  • office phone: 818-677-3392

Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program
Office of Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Sierra Tower 805
  • office phone: 818-677-6762
  • fax: 818-677-3605

Research Interest

Seeking Zion: Modernity and Messianic Activism in the Writings of Tsevi Hirsch KalischerKabbalah and the Spiritual QuestJody Myers’s research has focused on the transformation of traditional Judaism in the modern era. She has written extensively on the messianic idea and religious Zionism, including the book Seeking Zion: Modernity and Messianic Activism in the Writings of Tsevi Hirsch Kalischer (2003). Her other area of research is on contemporary religious expression during the last third of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st centuries. This includes studies of women’s writings on the mikveh, midrash, and ritual innovations; and contemporary Kabbalah, and on this theme she wrote the volume Kabbalah and the Spiritual Quest: The Kabbalah Centre in America (2007). She has written numerous articles in academic journals and collective volumes. A complete list of publications is in her CV.

Current Research

Current teaching, Spring 2017:

Hist/JS 427 Israel’s History and Peoples, cross-listed with History Department and Jewish Studies Program

Other courses offered:

Organizer and Co-director, CSUN student summer trips to Eastern Europe

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