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Professor David B. Ruderman, Ph.D.

Professor David B. Ruderman
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Jewish history, though interwoven with the history of world civilization, is unique in one particular respect: It is unique in its landlessness.
Dr. David B. Ruderman is Joseph Meyerhoff Professor of Modern Jewish History at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the Ella Darivoff Director of the university's Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. He was educated at the City College of New York, the Teacher's Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and Columbia University. He earned his rabbinical degree from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York and his Ph.D. in Jewish History from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prior to taking his position at Pennsylvania, he held teaching positions at Yale University and the University of Maryland. At Maryland, he won the Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award. Professor Ruderman is the author of numerous books, articles, and reviews. His works include Jewish Thought and Scientific Discovery in Early Modern Europe and Jewish Enlightenment in an English Key: Anglo-Jewry's Construction of Modern Jewish Thought, for which he received the Koret Book Award. His book, The World of a Renaissance Jew: The Life and Thought of Abraham B. Mordecai Farissol, was honored with the JWB National Book Award in Jewish History. Professor Ruderman is president of the American Academy for Jewish Research and is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award for his work in Jewish history from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture.
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"Professor Ruderman's enthusiasm, erudition and humour made the journey (throughout both courses) so enriching and I was actually sad when coming to the end of the course."

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  1. Between Cross and Crescent: Jewish Civilization from Mohammed to Spinoza Sale

    Between Cross and Crescent: Jewish Civilization from Mohammed to Spinoza

    David B. Ruderman
    Save up to $205.00 Starting at $29.95 $49.95 $29.95$49.95
    This course presents an overview of Jewish culture and society, from its rabbinic foundations in late antiquity up to the dawn of modernity in the 17th century.
  2. Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century

    Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century

    David B. Ruderman
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    God. Torah. Israel. These three concepts have been the focus of Jewish thought throughout history. The last four centuries have presented Jewish thinkers with increasingly difficult challenges. Through these lectures you will observe the time-honored intellectual tradition through which Judaism analyzes, rethinks, and reformulates itself.
  3. (Set) Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century/Philosophy of Religion  Set

    (Set) Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century/Philosophy of Religion

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
  4. (Set) Introduction to Judaism/Jewish Intellectual History  Set

    (Set) Introduction to Judaism/Jewish Intellectual History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  5. (Set) Jewish Intellectual History/Philosophy and Religion in the West Set

    (Set) Jewish Intellectual History/Philosophy and Religion in the West

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $449.90 $329.90$449.90
  6. (Set) Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century & Beginnings of Judaism  Set

    (Set) Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century & Beginnings of Judaism

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Explore the roots of Jewish history, ritual, and intellectual thought and get a comprehensive look at this ancient faith. In Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century, explore Judaism's intellectual approach to change, challenge, and the modern world. Then, witness Judaism's growth from its biblical roots to the highly developed system of beliefs we know today in Beginnings of Judaism.
  7. (Set) Between Cross and Crescent & Jewish Intellectual History  Set

    (Set) Between Cross and Crescent & Jewish Intellectual History

    David B. Ruderman
    Starting at $359.90 Starting at $359.90 $509.90 $359.90$509.90
    Let Professor David B. Ruderman help you better understand Jewish culture and society, from its foundations in late antiquity to the challenges it faced during the 20th century. Between Cross and Crescent: Jewish Civilization from Mohammed to Spinoza presents an overview of Jewish culture and society from late antiquity to the dawn of modernity. Next, explore how Benedict Spinoza, Moses Mendelssohn, Martin Buber,...