Michael Meyer

Michael Meyer
Emeritus, Hebrew Union College

MeyerMichael A. Meyer was born in Berlin, Germany, grew up in Los Angeles, where he graduated from UCLA before earning his PhD from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati where, before retirement, he was the Adolph S. Ochs Professor of Jewish History.

He has served as president of the Association of Jewish Studies and as International President of the Leo Baeck Institute. He has been a participant in the Advanced Study Institutes of the Hebrew University and the Katz Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a guest professor at the Hebrew University, Haifa University, Ben Gurion University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Aby Warburg House in Hamburg. His books have won three Jewish Book Awards. He is an honorary alumnus of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.


Selected Publications

The Origins of the Modern Jew: Jewish Identity and European Culture in Germany, 1749-1824

Response to Modernity: A History of the Reform Movement in Judaism

German-Jewish History in Modern Times

Jewish Identity Within the Modern World

Ideas of Jewish History

Judaism Within Modernity