Alessandro Guetta is Professor of Jewish thought at INALCO (Institut National des Langues et Civilisation Orientales), Paris. He is an expert in the intellectual history of the Jews in Italy, in the early modern and modern periods. Among his many books and articles are Philosophy and Kabbalah: Elijah Benamozegh and the Reconciliation of Western Thought and Jewish Esotericism (New York, 2009) and Italian Jewry in Early Modern Era. Essays in Intellectual History (Boston 2014) available on line here. His current research explores the phenomenon of Jews producing elegant Italian translations of Hebrew texts (Bible, poetry, philosophy) in the late Renaissance period.