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Professor Marc Saperstein

Professor Marc Saperstein is the Horace W. Goldsmith Visiting Professor at Yale University. Previously, he was Professor of Jewish History and Homiletics at Leo Baeck College in London, following a five-year period as Principal of the College. 

Prior to his time in England, Marc Saperstein held prestigious positions at three American Universities: as Charles E. Smith Professor of Jewish History and Director of the Program in Judaic Studies at the George Washington University in Washington DC (1997–2006), Gloria M. Goldstein Professor of Jewish History and Thought at Washington University in St. Louis (1986–1997), and Lecturer, Assistant and Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at Harvard Divinity School (1977–1986). He was also Vice President of the American Academy for Jewish Research.

Author of five books (most recently, Jewish Preaching in Times of War: 1800–2001) and more than 50 articles on various aspects of Jewish history literature, and thought, he is widely recognized as perhaps the pre-eminent authority on the history of Jewish preaching.


Online Learning for this Speaker

1391-1492: The Last Tragic Century - Audio
A New Home in Portugal: Haven and Horror - Audio


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