CLAL Faculty 

David Kraemer, Ph.D.

David Kraemer, Ph.D. is a Senior CLAL Associate.  He is the Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he has also taught Ancient Jewish History and Jewish Thought, and from which he completed a Ph.D., and an M.A. in Talmud and Rabbinics.

He is the author of The Meanings of Death in Rabbinic Judaism (Routledge),  Reading the Rabbis: The Talmud as Literature, Responses to Suffering in Classical Rabbinic Literature and The Mind of the Talmud: An Intellectual History of the Babylonian Talmud.  He is also the editor of The Jewish Family: Metaphor and Memory (all Oxford University Press).  His latest book is on the history of Jewish eating practices, Jewish Eating and Identity throughout the Ages, (Routledge, April 2007).


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