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Dr. Jay Berkovitz Amherst, Massachusetts
Associate Professor of Jewish History and Director of Center for Jewish Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Dr. Jay Berkovitz is Associate Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he directs the Center for Jewish Studies. He earned his PhD in Jewish History at Brandeis University and has published widely on the Jews in modern France. His most recent work focuses on the history of halachah at the threshold of modernity.
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  • Intellectual Origins of Modern Orthodoxy
  • Feminism and Orthodoxy: Perspectives on the Contemporary Debate
  • Does Jewish History Repeat Itself: Paradigm, Myth, and Traditions
  • Halachah, Minhag, and the Forging of Public Policy
  • Rabbinic Authority and Da’as Torah
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