Arye Baratz was born in 1952 in Moscow.

In 1976 he graduated from the Biological Department of the 2nd Moscow State Medical School. During his studies at the medical school, Baratz also attended philosophy seminars held by Chernyak, Turovsky and the late Silvestrov.

Between 1993 and 1996 Arye Baratz was enrolled at the Beit Morasha of Jerusalem: The Academic Center for Jewish Studies and Leadership.

In the 1980s Baratz wrote “The Single Testament” that was published in a clandestine samizdat edition (and partially reprinted in 1991 by “Prometei” Publishers). The theme of the book was the dialogue between Judaism and Christianity, and the continuity between secular culture and the Christian Church.

“The Phenomenon of Judaism” written in 1990 focused on the specifics in the interrelationship of Judaism and secular culture.

Following his emigration to Israel in 1992 Arye Baratz has written hundreds of journalistic essays and theological-philosophical articles for the largest Russian-language Israeli newspaper “Vesti”. For the past five years Baratz has been a regular contributor to the Vesti “Jewish Life” column, where he presents the Jewish viewpoint within the broader context of other world religions and the secular culture.

In 1994 the Jewish University in Moscow published Arye Baratz’ “The Faces of the Torah”, where the author offers different readings of the Torah and his autobiographical narrative. He has later revised and made substantial additions to this book, which views Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel “The Master and Margarita” as a key to the Kabalistic interpretation of European literature.

In 1998 the Jerusalem Publishing Center produced “The Presumption of Humanity” – Arye Baratz’ study of European culture in a Judaic context. In 2004 the Gesharim produced “Two Names of the God”. In 2007 the publisher "Met" prodused "There and Always" as the part of the book "Consciousness of the Third Temple", and in 2008 the same publisher "Met" prodused "A Theology of Complementarities". Over the past several years Baratz has written a number of other still unpublished books.

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