Scientific Biography and Projects
My first book on Nietzsche was among the pioneering researches that emphasized the significance of his psychology for the understanding of his philosophy: Nietzsche's Enticing Psychology of Power,
This book, and related publications (E.g. Nietzsche’s Psychology of Power: Between Nietzsche and Freud ,
The second field of research has dealt with tracing, explicating and analyzing a vital concept in modern European thought – namely that of the ideal of authentic life. My book In Search of Authenticity from Kierkegaard to Camus, (Routledge: London/ New York, 1995) is actually the first sustained attempt to explain this very influential tradition in continental thought which tried to promote the ideal of personal authenticity as a moral value. I argued that though it is not an objective norm, authenticity is still a viable moral value that can in principle be implemented in society despite certain theoretical difficulties. Highlighting this ideal in the thoughts of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Camus throws an original light on their teachings and explains their particular ethical stance on the subject. Thus, for example, I showed that Heideggerian notion of Eigentlichkeit (what Sartre later called authenticité) is much more crucial to his “ontological phenomenology” than is commonly thought. And see my book : In Search of authenticity from Kierkegaard to Camus,
This book opened up a new vista of scholarship as the many references to my researches and/or their reviews, coming from multifarious fields of humanities and social studies testify  .
My third field of research is the clarification of the syndrome of German 'marginal Jews' (Grenzjuden). See my article on "Nietzsche and the 'Marginal Jews'", in a collection of articles I edited for Routledge of
I dealt with the enthusiastic and early reception of Nietzsche's writings and ideas among such Jewish men of letters like Schnitzler, Wassermann, Zweig, Freud, Kafka, Buber, etc. arguing that Nietzsche’s relevance to the need for personal authenticity manifested by these Grenzjuden contributed to the irresistible attraction his works had for them. My researches on the “marginal Jews” provided the basis for a more detailed research dealing with some of the figure mentioned above and was favorably received by critics as evidenced by many references and reviews. 
However, my most ambitious research project hitherto is the comprehensive study in book form on Nietzsche and Zion (
Currently I am immersed in the second and complementary part of this vast project: Nietzsche in Zion which deals with Nietzsche in British Mandatory
and Letters, vol. 50 (1997): 445-459; Desmond, W. (from Catholic Univ. of Louvain),“’Caesar with the soul of Christ’: Nietzsche’s highest impossibility”, Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, 61 (1999): 27-61; Dooley, Mark, International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Vo. 4, No. 2, September 1996, pp. 334-336; Hodge, J., “In Search of Authenticity: From Kierkegaard to Camus by Golomb, J.”, Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 29, (1998): 102-105; McDonald, Barry, “Tradition as personal relationship”, Journal of American Folklore, 110 ( 1997): 47-67; McDonald, Barry “The Idea of Tradition”, Yearbook for Traditional Music (New York), 28 (1996): 106-130; Parker, Martin “Judgement Day: Cyborganization, Humanism and Postmodern Ethics”, Organization (London), 5 (1998): 503-518; Steeves, James B, “Authenticity and Falling in Martin Heidegger’s ‘Being and Time’”, Iyyun, 46, 1997, pp. 327-338; Storl, H.,Choice, June 1996, p.1656; Thody, P. French Studies, 51 (Jul., 1997), p. 353;
Chowers, E., “Time in Zionism”, Political Theory, vol 26, 1998, pp. 652-685; Esterhuyse, W. P., “Friedrich Nietzsche’s position on anti-Christian ‘atheism’ and anti-Semitism”, South African Journal of Philosophy, 17 (Aug. 1998): 239-261; Friedrich Niewöhner, “Die Dialektik der Verehrung”, Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung, 6. III. 1997; Holub C. Robert, ”Nietzsche and the Jewish Question”, New German Critique, 66 (1995): 94-121; Kochan, L. Journal of Jewish Studies, 49, (1998), p. 187.
Santaniello, W., “Nietzsche’s Antichrist: 19th-Century Christian Jews and the Real ‘Big Lie’”, Modern Judaism 17 (1997): 163-177; Tyman, S., “Nietzsche and Jewish Culture”, Continental Philosophy Review, 32 (1999): 49-62.
 My relevant articles on this subject are: “Thus Spoke Herzl: Nietzsche’s Presence in Herzl’s Life and Work.” Leo Baeck Year Book (
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