Unparalleled Scholarship

Depth and breadth of faculty expertise

Our professors write the books that become the texts read by students all over North America.

With more than 100 full-time and adjunct faculty members, JTS has a top scholar—and often several—in almost every field of Jewish studies. This collection of experts creates a singular depth and breadth of scholarship, teaching, and publishing.

Our academic community promotes open discussion, creative thinking, reaching beyond what you already know, and figuring out how to apply thousands of years of wisdom to today’s issues.

Recent Works by JTS Faculty 

The Art of Mystical Narrative: A Poetics of the Zohar 
Dr. Eitan P. Fishbane, Associate Professor of Jewish Thought

The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their Religion Today
Dr. Jack Wertheimer, Joseph and Martha Mendelson Professor of American Jewish History

The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis 
Dr. David Fishman, Professor of Jewish History

Mothers in the Jewish Cultural Imagination 
Dr. Marjorie Lehman, Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics (with Jane L. Kanarek and Simon J. Bronner)

Rabbi Akiva: Sage of the Talmud
Dr. Barry Holtz, Theodore and Florence Baumritter Professor of Jewish Education

Does Judaism Condone Violence? Holiness and Ethics in the Jewish Tradition 
Dr. Alan Mittleman, Aaron Rabinowitz and Simon H. Rifkind Professor of Jewish Philosophy

Anti-Jewish Riots in the Crown of Aragon and the Royal Response, 1391-1392 
Dr. Benjamin Gampel, Dina and Eli Field Family Chair in Jewish History

Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition
Dr. Benjamin Sommer, Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages

Gender-Play in the Hebrew Bible
Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky, Associate Vice Chancellor and Associate Professor of Bible

From Mesopotamia to the Mishnah: Tannaitic Inheritance Law in Its Legal and Social Contexts 
Dr. Jonathan Milgram, Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics

Ancestral Tales: Reading the Buczacz Stories of S.Y. Agnon 
Dr. Alan Mintz (z”l), Chana Kekst Professor of Hebrew Literature

New York’s Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway
Dr. Edna Nahshon, Professor of Jewish Theater and Drama

Rabbinic Judaism: Space and Place
Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics

Open Minds, Devoted Hearts: Portraits of Adult Religious Educators 
Dr. Sarah Tauber, Assistant Professor, William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education

Meet the JTS faculty