Yael Almog

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Fluent in English, German, Hebrew (modern); learning French, Latin
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • A philosopher
  • B.A (Jerusalem) A year at University of Amsterdam, M.A Be...
  • From Tel-Aviv, Amsterdam, Berkeley
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About Me




I live in Berlin Mitte.

Originally from Israel, but have been spending some time in Europe and got my PhD in German Literature (and philosophy, and language and culture) at Berkeley, which gives me a good excuse to keep touring Europe, namely Germany and France. Would especially love to meet up with French/German speakers, and with philosophy and literature lovers. I play guitar and sing, and am always up for a jam, as well as for an interesting conversation. So far CS had been a great source of finding both.

Feminist, Israeli, Jewish, Queer, German, English, Hebrew and French speaker, Literature and Philosophy lover, a musician, a singer, a left-wing activist, an academic, a teacher, a student, an optimist.

*I rather be addressed in German than in English, if you too speak both languages, aber kein Stress


A combination of Spinoza and Nietzsche.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


usually quite busy during the school year, but I would be happy to host, when it works out with my roommates; would be happy to spend time together, if it's a good fit, when surfing and hosting (cooking together, talking, music)


Met great people. Love it.


Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Music, the Arts, nature, yoga, cinema

Music, Movies, and Books

The Bible; Kafka; Kant's First Critique; Either/Or; Life as a Parable (Pinchas Sadeh); Rousseau; Rilke; Derrida; Jean-François Lyotard; French phenomenology; Jean Genet; Purity and Danger; feminist and queer theory

François Truffaut; contemporary French and German cinema

Music? hard. Generally: good rock or/and strong women with guitars. Bob Dylan, Rona Kenan, Dota Kehr, Leonard Cohen, Diving for Sunken Treasure, Evyatar Banai, Asaf Amdorsky, Ehud Banai

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Moved to a couple of counteries all by myself, learned the languages, and settled in.

Teach, Learn, Share

I would love to learn some languages, improve my French, and study Spanish, or how to fix bikes. I can make good pastas and soups. I can teach continental philosophy.

Countries I’ve Visited


Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Israel, United States

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