David Kraemer

David Kraemer
Professor, Librarian
Jewish Theological Seminary

David KraemerDavid Kraemer is Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian (Director of The Library) at The Jewish Theological Seminary, where he has also served as Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics for many years. As Librarian, Prof. Kraemer is at the helm of the most extensive collection of Judaica—rare and contemporary—in the Western hemisphere. On account of the size and importance of the collection, Prof. Kraemer is instrumental in setting policy and establishing vision for projects of international importance.

Prof. Kraemer is a prolific author and commentator. His books include The Mind of the Talmud (1990), Responses to Suffering in Classical Rabbinic Literature (1995), The Meanings of Death in Rabbinic Judaism (2000), and Jewish Eating and Identity Through the Ages (Routledge, 2007, 2009), among others. His most recently published book is Rabbinic Judaism: Place and Space (Routledge, 2015), and his A History of the Talmud will appear this coming year. He is also the author and co-creator of The Haggadah app, for iPads.

Selected Publications

The Mind of the Talmud (Oxford, 1990)

Responses to Suffering in Classical Rabbinic Literature (Oxford, 1995)

The Meanings of Death in Rabbinic Judaism (Routledge, 2000)

Jewish Eating and Identity Through the Ages (Routledge, 2007)

Rabbinic Judaism: Space and Place (Routledge, 2015)

A History of the Talmud (Cambridge, 2019)