Authors Posts by Dovid Campbell

Dovid Campbell

Dovid Campbell is the creator of, a project exploring the Torah's role in revealing the moral beauty of the natural world. He holds a degree in microbiology from the University of Arizona and multiple certificates in the field of complex systems. His writings on Jewish philosophy have appeared in Hakirah, Tradition, and He can be reached at

Philo of Alexandria and the Soul of the Torah

Philo of Alexandria may rightly be called the first systematic Jewish philosopher, yet for many centuries his work was totally unknown to Jewish audiences. Dovid Cambpell argues for his continued relevance to modern Judaism.

Aggadic Poetry

In this pair of poems, Dovid Campbell imagines the unspoken words that arise from scenes in Aggada

Endless Exploration: Judaism’s Only “Principle of Faith”

Hasdai Crescas criticized Maimonides for counting belief as a Mitzvah, arguing that we have no control over what we believe. Dovid Campbell explores a surprisingly common defense of Maimonides that places his views closer to those of Crescas than we might have initially imagined.