Jeremy Phillip Brown is a doctoral candidate at the Skirball department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. He received his B.A. in Religion from Reed College. His dissertation examines themes of forgiveness and repentance in Jewish Thought from 12th-13th Century Spain, exploring the correlation of moral aspiration and mystical experience in the writings of Maimonides, R. Moses ben Simeon of Burgos, R. Todros ben Joseph ha-Levi Abulafia, and R. Moses ben Shem Tov de León. Academic interests: Jewish Mysticism, Philosophical Hermeneutics, History of Religions, Medieval Iberia, Ethics, Medieval Philosophy, Sufism, Hasidism & Contemporary Jewish Thought. Jeremy has taught as an adjunct faculty at NYU and worked in New York area and the Bay Area as a Jewish educator.