Dr. Efron is an historian of science and religion whose writing and teaching
focus on Jewish attitudes towards nature and science in early modern Europe. He
teaches at Bar Ilan University, where he inaugurated a new graduate program in
the history and philosophy of science. He has taught at the Harvard University
Graduate School of Education, Tel Aviv University, and the Jerusalem affiliate
of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Dr. Efrons new book, Trembling with Fear,
about religion in Israel, is forthcoming from Basic Books. Dr. Efron also
received the 1999 Philadelphia Center for Religion and Science/John Templeton
Foundation Grant for Research and Writing on the Constructive Interaction of the
Sciences and Religion for his book-in-progress, Golem, God and Man: Divine
and Human in an Age of Biotechnology.
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