Omer Michaelis explores the relationship and implications of crisis discourse to the theological turns of Medieval Judaism. A PhD candidate in the Tel Aviv School of Philosophy and a research fellow with the Israel Democracy Institute in Jerusalem and the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Advanced Beit Midrash, Omer has received numerous awards, including the Yaniv award for exceptional graduate students at Tel Aviv University, the Posis award for outstanding achievements, and the Jewish Law Association’s Emerging Scholars grant. His research is supported by the Nathan Rotenstreich scholarship of the Israel Council for Higher Education, and the Israel Science Foundation Individual Research Grants program, as part of Prof. Menachem Lorberbaum’s Research Project. Omer is part of the founding team of the Center for Religious and Interreligious Studies at Tel Aviv University, a center dedicated to studying and teaching the three Abrahamic faiths interreligiously. He received his BA in Philosophy and Jewish Studies from Tel Aviv University in 2012, as a two-time member of the Dean List, and received an MA from the Philosophy department of Tel Aviv University in 2013. During recent years Omer has assisted in the research projects of Prof. Menachem Lorberbaum, Prof. Adam Afterman, Prof. Hagi Kenaan and Prof. Ilit Ferber. He has also taught courses in Jewish Studies and Philosophy at the Mandel Leadership Institute and Alma College.