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Dr. Shlomo Guzmen-Carmeli

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Email
shlomoguzmen@gmail.com
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Wednesday 10:00-12:00 by appointment by email
Biography

Dr. Shlomo Guzmen Carmeli is a lecturer in the Sociology and Anthropology Department of Bar-Ilan University. He completed his doctoral studies in 2015, also at Bar-Ilan University. His research fields of interest and specialization are text and society; the ethnography of Jewish communities; the anthropology of knowledge and learning; anthropology and sociology of religion and Judaism; Anthropology of medical research; separatist communities, and ritual healing. He wrote articles on these subjects that were published in scientific forums in Israel and abroad. His book Encounters around the Text, Ethnography of Judaisms (2020) won the Bahat Grant for outstanding academic manuscripts for 2017. His current research: "Lived Judaism in Israel: religious and spiritual experiences in a changing society" (with Rachel Werczberger), won the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) Personal Research Grant (2020-2022).

Research fields
  • Text and society
  • Anthropology of medical research
  • Ethnography of Jewish communities
  • Anthropology of knowledge and learning
  • Anthropology and sociology of religion and Judaism
  • Separatist communities
  • Ritual healing
Courses
  • Ethnography of Religious Life
  • Qualitative Research
  • Separatist Groups and Communities
  • Key Issues in Culture Studies                                                           
  • Introductions to Anthropology
  • Israeli society

Graduate:

  • Advanced Qualitative Research Methods.
  • Key Issues in the Study of Israeli Society.
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Publications

Books (as author)

Guzmen-Carmeli, Shlomo. 2020. Encounters around the Text, Ethnography of Judaisms. Haifa: Pardes and Haifa University Press (Hebrew).

·       Winner of the Bahat Grant for outstanding academic manuscripts for 2017.

·       Winner of the Goldberg Grant for Culture and Literature. Jewish National Fund, 2018.

Review: Rivka Neriya-Ben Shahar, The Issues of the Israeli Society.

Review: Shai Secunda, Jewish Review of Books.

 

Books (as editor)

Rubin, Nissan and Guzmen-Carmeli, Shlomo (Eds.). 2021 (in press).  The Power of Words: Anthropology of Jewish Textuality. Jerusalem: Carmel Press (Hebrew).

 

Chapters in Books

Rachel Werczberger and Shlomo Guzmen-Carmeli. 2020. "Judaism, Rituals and Practices" in Newberg, Andrew, David Yaden, Yukun Zhao and Kaiping Peng (Eds.). Religion, Spirituality and Health: A Social Scientific Approach, Vol. 5: Rituals and Practices in World Religions: A Cross-Cultural Classification. New York: Springer Academic Press.

Cooper, Samuel and Guzmen-Carmeli, Shlomo. 2021. “Towards a Jewish cultural grammar.” In Rubin, Nissan and Guzmen-Carmeli, Shlomo (Eds.). The Power of Words: Anthropology of Jewish Textuality. Jerusalem: Carmel Press (Hebrew).

Rubin, Nissan and Guzmen-Carmeli, Shlomo (Eds.). 2021. “From words to deeds.”  In The Power of Words: Anthropology of Jewish Textuality. Jerusalem: Carmel Press (Hebrew).

Guzmen-Carmeli, Shlomo. (Forthcoming). “We also learn in a yeshiva: Ethnography in a secular yeshiva in Tel Aviv.” Monterscu Daniel and Werczberger Rachel (eds.) Jewish revival(s) inside out: Remaking Jewishness in a Post-Secular Age.  The Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology, Wayne University Press.

Guzmen-Carmeli, Shlomo. (Forthcoming). "The Text between Preservation and Change" in Haim Hazan, Rachel Sharabi, and Inbal Sikurel (eds.) Between Times. Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad (Hebrew).

Cooper, Samuel and Guzmen-Carmeli, Shlomo. (Forthcoming). “Anthropological Perspective on the Biblical story of Joseph” in Haim Hazan, Rachel Sharabi, and Inbal Sikurel (eds.) Between Times. Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad (Hebrew).

  

Articles in refereed journals

Guzmen-Carmeli, Shlomo. 2013. "With God's Help, the Holy Land Will Tremble: Street Demonstrations by the Ultra-Orthodox as Cultural Performance.” Democratic Culture, 15: 31-59. (Hebrew)

Sharabi, Asaf and Guzmen-Carmeli, Shlomo. 2013. "The Teshuva Bargain: Healing Ritual Performances at Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak's Rallies." Journal of Ritual Studies 27 (2): 97-110.

Guzmen-Carmeli, Shlomo and Sharabi, Asaf. 2014. "The Holy Contract: The Social Contract of the Toldos Aharon Hasidic Dynasty.” Social Compass 61 (3): 290-309.

Guzmen-Carmeli, Shlomo and Rubin, Nissan. 2014. "’Tikkun' (Divine Repair) and Healing in a Kabbalistic Yeshiva: Using Sacred Texts as Instrumental Devices." Contemporary Jewry 34 (3): 217-241. 

Guzmen-Carmeli, Shlomo and Sharabi, Asaf. 2019. "Textual Healing, Tailor Made Kabbalistic Therapeutics" Anthropology & Medicine 26 (2): 244-258.

Cooper, Samuel and Guzmen-Carmeli, Shlomo. 2020. The Structure of Change: A Structural Interpretation of the Biblical Story of Joseph. Religions11(1), 8.

Guzmen-Carmeli, Shlomo. 2020. Eating the Bubbe: Culinary encounters between secular and haredi jews in Bnei BrakFood and Foodways28 (2): 69-90.

Guzmen-Carmeli, Shlomo. 2020. Texts as Places, Texts as Mirrors: Anthropology of Judaisms and Jewish TextualityContemporary Jewry 40 (3): 471- 492.

Guzmen-Carmeli, Shlomo. 2020. "Not just a Rabbi's Blessing," Deep Healing in a Traditional Kabbalistic Yeshiva. Studies in Judaism, Humanities, and the Social Sciences, Annual Review: 207-222 (Hebrew).

  

Reviews of Books in periodicals

Jackie Feldman’s “A Jewish Guide in the Holy Land: How Christian Pilgrims Made Me Israeli,” Bloomington: University of Indiana Press. 2018. Megamot 52(2): 306-309 (Hebrew).

Last Updated Date : 26/07/2021