David Berger

David Berger
Ruth and I. Lewis Gordon Professor of Jewish History and Dean
Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University

David BergerDavid Berger is Ruth and I. Lewis Gordon Professor of Jewish History and Dean at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Yeshiva University. For many years he was Broeklundian Professor of History at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has been a Fellow of the Annenberg Research Institute, a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem, and a Visiting Professor at Yale University and Harvard University. He serves on the Council of the World Union of Jewish Studies. He was also co-chair of the Academic Advisory Committee of the National Foundation for Jewish Culture and has served as a member of the Academic Committee of the Rothschild Foundation Europe and of the Executive Committee of the American Academy for Jewish Research, where he is a Fellow. From 1998 to 2000, he was President of the Association for Jewish Studies.


Selected Publications

The Jewish-Christian Debate in the High Middle Ages: A Critical Edition of the Nizzahon Vetus with an Introduction, Translation, and Commentary. Recipient of the Medieval Academy of America’s John Nicholas Brown Prize.

Judaism’s Encounter with Other Cultures: Rejection or Integration? (with Gerald J. Blidstein, Sid Z. Leiman, and Aharon Lichtenstein). Edited by Jacob J. Schacter. Finalist, Jewish Book Award in Jewish Thought.

The Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference.

Persecution, Polemic, and Dialogue: Essays in Jewish-Christian Relations.

Cultures in Collision and Conversation: Essays in the Intellectual History of the Jews.