Eliyahu Stern is Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Intellectual and Cultural History; Judaic Studies, Religious Studies and History. He researches the transformation and development of traditional and religious worldviews in Western life and thought. In particular, Professor Stern focuses on modern Eastern European Jewry, Zionism, secularism, and religious radicalism. His first book, The Genius Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism, has just been released by Yale University Press. We talk with Professor Stern about his next project dealing with the relationship between religion and secularism in the rise of Zionism.