About Rabbi Professor Marc Saperstein
Rabbi Professor Marc Saperstein addressed the topic of Christian-Jewish relations at this year’s Adam Cherrick Lecture. Inaugural holder of the Gloria M. Goldstein Professor of Jewish History and Thought and former Chair of the Program in Jewish and Near Eastern Studies here at Washington University, he is currently the Principal of the Leo Baeck College in London. He has also taught at the Harvard Divinity School, and served as the Charles E. Smith Professor of Jewish History and Director of the Program in Judaic Studies at George Washington University.
In addition to his widely acclaimed Moments of Crisis in Jewish-Christian Relations and Decoding the Rabbis: A Thirteenth-Century Commentary on the Aggadah, Rabbi Professor Saperstein has published extensively on the Jewish sermon, including the National Jewish Book Award-winning volumes Jewish Preaching, 1200-1800 and Your Voice Like a Ram’s Horn: Themes and Texts in Traditional Jewish Preaching; as well as Witness from the Pulpit: Topical Sermons 1933-1980; Exile in Amsterdam: Saul Levi-Morteira’s Sermons to a Congregation of New Jews; and most recently, Jewish Preaching in Times of War, 1800-2001.