Marcus Mordecai Schwartz

Ripp 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

Rabbi Marcus Mordecai Schwartz serves as the Ripp Schnitzer Librarian for Special Collections of The Library of JTS overseeing the largest collection of Hebrew manuscripts in the world.

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.