Erez Joskovich is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of East-Asian Studies at Tel-Aviv University. He completed his Ph.D. studies at Tel-Aviv University in collaboration with the University of Tokyo (2014). His research interests are ranging from medieval to contemporary Japanese Buddhism. His publications focus on pre-modern and modern Zen, emphasizing Zen as a living religion. His latest paper: “The Inexhaustible Lamp of Faith: Faith and Awakening in the Japanese Rinzai Tradition” (Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, 42:2, 2015), sheds new light on the role of faith in the Rinzai tradition. His current project applies performance theories to Zen ritual.