Orcid: 0000-0001-5754-2992​

Received his Ph.D. from Haifa University in 2000.
That year he began his affiliation with the Ben-Gurion Research Institute in Sede Boker.
Katz, currently a Lecturer at the Institute,
teaches courses on Jewish Secular Identity; Zionism;

Religion and State;
Spinoza and Modern Jewish Culture
at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Selected Publications


Katz, G., Soul Is Big, Life Is Small - The Duality of the Soul according to Plato's Phaedo and Republic, Jerusalem: Magnes Press, [forthcoming].

Katz, G., and S. Ratzabi (eds.), New Essays on Brenner, Berdichevsky and A. D. Gordon, Sede Boker Campus, The Ben-Gurion Research Institute, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, [forthcoming]. 


Katz, G., 'Ahad Ha-am and the Concept of National Spirit', Da'at 54 (2004), pp. 47-  69.

Katz, G., 'On the Philosophical Content of the Concept  “Jewish-Secularism"` Iyyn 53, 2004, pp. 209-236. 

Katz, G., 'The Radical Meaning of the Soul`s Duality', Iyyn, 51, 2002, pp. 339-358.

Katz, G., 'The Secular Basis in the Thought of A.D. Gordon', Iyynim Bitkumat Israel, 11, 2001, pp. 465-485.

Katz, G., 'The Meaning of the Soul's Conflict According to the Phaedo',
Iyyn, 50 2001, pp. 131-150.


Professional Activities

Katz is Co-Editor (with Dr. Avi Bareli) of Iyunim Bitkumat Israel.


Research Fields

Jewish Secular Identity

Zionist Thought

Hebrew Culture

Ancient Philosophy