Jeremy Phillip Brown is a doctoral candidate at the Skirball department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He received his B.A. in Religion from Reed College of Portland, OR. He is currently composing a dissertation on forgiveness and repentance in Jewish Thought from 12th-13th Century Spain. His project examines the correlation of moral aspiration and mystical ambition 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. Other academic interests include: Philosophical Hermeneutics, History of Religions, Medieval Iberia, Ethics, Medieval Arabic Philosophy, Sufism, Kabbalah, Hasidism & Contemporary Jewish Thought. Jeremy has taught as an adjunct faculty at NYU in the University’s Texts and Ideas program, and worked for years in the New York area and Bay Area as a Jewish educator.