Rabbi Dr. Moshe Navon was born in 1954, the son of Rachel and Tovia (of blessed memory). In 1991 Navon immigrated to Israel, and in 1994 he married Miriam. Moshe and Miriam have four sons, Tovia, Eyal, Daniel and Eliahu, all of whom were born in Jerusalem. Navon’s Ph.D. thesis, “Messianic Figures in Second Temple Judaism: The Relationships Between a Charismatic Leader and His Adherents” (2005, Hebrew University of Jerusalem), was supervised by Prof. Israel Knohl and Dr. Serge Ruzer. His Master's thesis, “The Meeting of Two Personages, John the Baptist and Jesus of Nazareth According to the Version of Luke” (1997, Hebrew University of Jerusalem), was supervised by Prof. David Flusser. In 2007 Navon was ordained as a rabbi at Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem. Navon has served as Lecturer at the Rothberg International School (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and at Moscow State University. He also has participated in projects for the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum. Today Navon is Lecturer at the Ruhr-Universität-Bochum and serves as Rabbi in several Jewish communities in Germany.