Nathaniel Berman is the Rahel Varnhagen Professor of International Affairs, Law, and Modern Culture at Brown University’s Cogut Center for the Humanities. He co-directs Brown’s Religion and Internationalism Project. He recently completed his PhD in Jewish Studies at University College London. His dissertation, focusing on the problem of evil in classical kabbalah, was entitled: “Improper Twins”: The Ambivalent “Other Side” in the Zohar and Kabbalistic Tradition. He has taught widely in the New York area on kabbalah and Hasidut.