Leon Wiener Dow has won the Jewish Book Council’s 2018 National Jewish Book Award for his book The Going, A Meditation on Jewish Law, published in 2017 by Palgrave Macmillan.
The Going offers a learned discourse that elucidates the telos of Jewish law and the philosophical-theological commitments that animate it.
Dow largely wrote the book during his time as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Jewish law at the Robbins Collection. He is currently a research fellow at the Shalon Hartman Institute and teaches at Bina’s Secular Yeshiva in Tel Aviv. Dow received his PhD in philosophy from Bar Ilan University and was a UC Berkeley Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Robbins Collection and the Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies from 2012 to 2013.