Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the History and Theology of Judaism; Senior Fellow, Institute of Advanced Theology
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Jewish Studies, Religion, Theology
Academic Expertise: Jewish Studies
A.B., Harvard College; graduate studies, Oxford University, Hebrew University; Master of Hebrew Letters, Jewish Theological Seminary of America; Ph.D., Columbia University. Has written or edited hundreds of books, including Theology of the Oral Torah
(1998) and Theology of the Halakhah
(2001). Awards include 10 honorary degrees, 14 academic medals and prizes. Fellowships: Fulbright Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies. Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1990– ); life member, Clare Hall, Cambridge University. At Bard since 1994.
Research Interests: Judaism in the formative age, the first six centuries AD
Teaching Interests: Introduction to Judaism; classics of Judaism