Liza Michaeli is a poet and philosopher, living in Jerusalem. Her work is a poetic evocation of the existential challenges of a meaningful life; she is interested in what it means to touch life and live it, in its physical struggle, honestly. She regularly teaches in literature, existential philosophy, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, religion, and music. Her first book originating in her dissertation, Recovering the Pain, considers what it means to say "yes" to life, physically, the pathetic difficulty, that is, of living, and her second, How We Are with One Another, considers what it takes to be human with one another. She is completing a doctorate in Rhetoric, with designated emphases in Critical Theory and Jewish Studies, at the University of California, Berkeley and is presently a Visiting Scholar at the Hebrew University. Her other work may be found here: https://lizamichaeli.com.