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Dr David Berger

David Berger is Professor of History at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and immediate past President of the Association for Jewish Studies. He is also Visiting Professor of Jewish History at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Yeshiva University, a Fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research, Chair of the American Section of the International Association of Societies for the Study of Jewish History, and Vice-chair of the Academic Advisory Committee of the National Foundation for Jewish Culture. He is the author of The Jewish-Christian Debate in the High Middle Ages, which was awarded the John Nicholas Brown Prize by the Medieval Academy of America, and co-author of Judaism's Encounter with Other Cultures: Rejection or Integration?, a Finalist for the Jewish Book Award in Jewish Thought. His most recent book is The Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference. He has written numerous studies on medieval Jewish history, Jewish-Christian relations, antisemitism, and the intellectual history of the Jews. He has been a Fellow of the Annenberg Research Institute and a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem, has served as a Visiting Professor at Yale University and Harvard University, and is a member of the editorial boards of Tradition and the Yale Judaica Series, the Executive Committee of the American Academy for Jewish Research, and the Council of the World Union of Jewish Studies.