Marcus Mordecai Schwartz

Ripps Schnitzer Librarian for Special Collections; Assistant Professor, Talmud and Rabbinics

Phone: (212) 280-6146


BA, University of Nebraska; Rabbi, MA, MPhil, PhD,  The Jewish Theological Seminary

Marcus Mordecai Schwartz serves as the Henry R. And Miriam Ripps Schnitzer Librarian for Special Collections of the JTS Library, where he oversees the largest collection of Hebrew manuscripts in the world. Rabbi Schwartz is also a member of the Talmud faculty at JTS where he has taught the last 15 years.

He is a past recipient of the prestigious Professor Saul Lieberman and Dr. Judith Berlin Lieberman Graduate Fellowships in Talmudic Studies. He is also an alumnus of the University of Nebraska.

Rabbi Schwartz has taught at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion. He has written articles for the Hebrew Union College Annual, Zeramim, the Encyclopedia Judaica Online, and the Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture. His book, Rewriting the Talmud, on the effect of tradition from the Land of Israel on the composition of the Babylonian Talmud, was released in the summer of 2019.