Tagged Jacob Neusner

OP-ED How Jacob Neusner brought Jewish studies into the mainstream

Jacob Neusner won national and international recognition in a scholarly career that spanned more than half a century. (Emily Darrow/Bard College)

WORCESTER, Mass. (JTA) — Jacob Neusner, the famed scholar and almost mythically prolific author who died Oct. 8 at age 84,  almost singlehandedly created the modern study of Judaism, and in doing so he revolutionized our understanding of the history of Judaism and our perception of what Judaism can mean… Read more »