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.

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”. From 1999 to 2018 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 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".

In 2019 the publishing house "Aletheia" has published the trilogy "The sixth day". The book is an intellectual thriller based on the events of the author's life, which are as real as they are mysterious. The trilogy reveals a mysterious connection between the creators of world culture scattered over the centuries and reveals an unexpected religious meaning of European literature.

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