Marcus Mordecai Schwartz

Director, Matthew Eisenfeld and Sara Duker Beit Midrash; Assistant Professor, Talmud and Rabbinics

Phone: (212) 280-6146


Building Room: Unterberg 607

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

Rabbi Marcus Mordecai Schwartz currently serves as director of the Beit Midrash at JTS. In that role, he also heads the Nishma summer program. In addition, Rabbi Schwartz is an assistant professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at JTS.

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 new 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.