Abraham Cronbach Abraham Cronbach (February 15, 1882 – April 2, 1965) was an American Rabbi, teacher and known pacifist.
Abraham Geiger Abraham Geiger (24 May 1810 in Frankfurt am Main – 23 October 1874 in Berlin) was a German rabbi and scholar who led the founding of Reform Judaism.
Abraham Isaac Kook Abraham Isaac Kook (1865–1935) was the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of the British Mandatory Palestine, the founder of Yeshiva Mercaz HaRav Kook, Jewish thinker, Halachist, Kabbalist and a renowned Torah scholar.
Abraham Joshua Heschel Abraham Joshua Heschel (January 11, 1907 – December 23, 1972) was a Polish-born American rabbi and one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century.
Adolf Büchler Adolf Büchler (also Adolph) (October 18, 1867, at Priekopa, Hungary (now Slovakia) – 1939) was an Austro - Hungarian rabbi, historian and theologian.
Ahron Daum Ahron Daum (born January 6, 1951) is an Israeli-born Modern-Orthodox rabbi, educator, author, and former chief rabbi of Frankfurt am Main, currently residing in Antwerp, Belgium.
Alan Mittleman Alan Mittleman is a professor of Jewish Philosophy and the director of the Tikvah Institute for Jewish Thought at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
Alvin J. Reines Alvin J. Reines was an American Reform rabbi, philosopher and theologian.
Arthur A. Cohen Arthur Allen Cohen (1928–1986) was an American Jewish scholar, theologian, and author.
Arthur Green Arthur Green, born March 21, 1941, is a scholar of Jewish mysticism and Neo-Hasidism.
Arthur Hertzberg Arthur Hertzberg (June 9, 1921 – April 17, 2006) was a Conservative rabbi and prominent Jewish-American scholar and activist.
Aryeh Kaplan Aryeh Moshe Eliyahu Kaplan (אריה משה אליהו קפלן; 23 October 1934 – 28 January 1983) was a noted American Orthodox rabbi and author known for his "intimate knowledge of both physics and kabbalah".
Baruch Spinoza Baruch Spinoza (born Benedito de Espinosa; 24 November 1632 – 21 February 1677) — later Benedict de Spinoza — was a Dutch philosopher.
Ben Zion Bokser Ben Zion Bokser (July 4, 1907 – 1984) was one of the major Conservative rabbis of America.
Blu Greenberg Blu Greenberg (born 1936 in Seattle) is an American writer specializing in Modern Judaism and women's issues.
Bradley Shavit Artson Bradley Shavit "Brad" Artson (born 1959) is an American rabbi, author, speaker, and the occupant of the Abner and Roslyn Goldstine Dean's Chair of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the A...
Byron Sherwin Byron Sherwin is a Jewish scholar and author with expertise in theology, inter-religious dialogue, mysticism and Jewish ethics.
Chaim Paltiel (Paltiel of Falaise) Chaim Paltiel (known as Paltiel of Falaise) was a French Biblical commentator of the thirteenth century and grandson of the tosafist Samuel of Falaise (Sir Morel).
Daniel Rynhold Daniel Rynhold is an Associate Professor of Modern Jewish Philosophy at Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University in New York a post which he has held since August 2007.
David Berger (professor) David Berger is the dean of Yeshiva University's Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, as well as chair of Yeshiva College's Jewish Studies department.
David Cassel David Cassel (March 7, 1818 – January 22, 1893) was a German historian and Jewish theologian.
David Ellenson David Ellenson is a rabbi who is known as a leader of the Reform movement in Judaism.
David Gans David Gans (דָּוִד בֶּן שְׁלֹמֹה גנז; 1541–1613), also known as Rabbi Dovid Solomon Ganz, was a Jewish mathematician, historian, astronomer and astrologer.
David Hartman (rabbi) David Hartman (September 11, 1931 – February 10, 2013) was an American-Israeli rabbi and philosopher of contemporary Judaism, founder of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, Israel, a...
David Max Eichhorn David Max Eichhorn (January 6, 1906 – July 16, 1986) was rabbi of Reform Judaism, a director for Hillel, a chaplain in the Army with a long record of service to Jews in the military, an author, ...
David Novak David Novak is a Jewish theologian, ethicist, and scholar of Jewish philosophy and law.
David Weiss Halivni David Weiss Halivni (דוד וייס הלבני) (born 1927) is an American-Israeli rabbi, scholar in the domain of Jewish Sciences and professor of Talmud.
Donniel Hartman Donniel Hartman is a Jewish Israeli Modern Orthodox rabbi and educator.
Elie Wiesel Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel KBE (born September 30, 1928) is a Romanian-born Jewish-American professor and political activist.
Eliezer Berkovits Eliezer Berkovits, was a rabbi, theologian, and educator in the tradition of Orthodox Judaism.
Elliot N. Dorff Elliot N. Dorff (born 24 June 1943) is a Conservative rabbi.
Emanuel Rackman Rabbi Emanuel Rackman was an American Modern Orthodox Rabbi, who held pulpits in major congregations and helped draw attention to the plight of Refuseniks in the then-Soviet Union and attem...
Emil Fackenheim Emil Ludwig Fackenheim, Ph.D. (22 June 1916 – 18 September 2003) was a noted Jewish philosopher and Reform rabbi.
Emmanuel Levinas Emmanuel Levinas (12 January 1906 – 25 December 1995) was a French philosopher of Lithuanian Jewish ancestry who is known for his work related to Jewish philosophy, existentialism, ethics, and o...
Emmanuel Lévinas Emmanuel Levinas (; 12 January 1906 – 25 December 1995) was a Lithuanian-born French philosopher and Talmudic commentator.
Erich Neumann (psychologist) Erich Neumann (אריך נוימן; January 23, 1905 – November 5, 1960), was a psychologist, philosopher, writer, and student of Carl Jung.
Eugen Mittwoch Eugen Mittwoch (December 4, 1876 - November 8, 1942) was the founder of Modern Islamic Studies in Germany, and at the same time an eminent Jewish scholar (teacher and rabbi of the famous "Rav" J...
Eugene Borowitz Eugene B. Borowitz (born 1924) is a leader and philosopher in Reform Judaism, known largely for his work on Jewish theology and Jewish ethics.
Eugene Kohn Eugene Kohn was a Reconstructionist rabbi, writer and editor.
Franz Rosenzweig Franz Rosenzweig (December 25, 1886 – December 10, 1929) was a Jewish theologian and philosopher.
Gersonides Levi ben Gershon (1288–1344), better known by his Latinised name as Gersonides or the abbreviation of first letters as RaLBaG, was a philosopher, Talmudist, mathemati...
Harold Kushner Rabbi Harold Samuel Kushner is a prominent American rabbi aligned with the progressive wing of Conservative Judaism and a popular author.
Hasdai Crescas Hasdai ben Judah Crescas (חסדאי קרשקש; b. Barcelona, c.1340; d. Zaragoza, 1410/1411) was a Spanish-Jewish philosopher and a renowned halakhist (teacher of Jewish law).
Hermann Cohen Hermann Cohen (4 July 1842 – 4 April 1918) was a German-Jewish philosopher, one of the founders of the Marburg School of Neo-Kantianism, and he is often held to be "probably the most impor...
Ignaz Maybaum Ignaz Maybaum (2 March 1897, Vienna - 1976) was a rabbi and 20th century liberal Jewish theologian.
Immanuel Oscar Menahem Deutsch Immanuel Oscar Menahem Deutsch (1829 – 28 October 1873) was a German Jewish scholar of Semitic studies, the Talmud and Middle Eastern studies.
Ira Eisenstein Rabbi Ira Eisenstein (November 26, 1906 - June 28, 2001) founded Reconstructionist Judaism, along with Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, his teacher and, later, father-in-law through his marriage to Judith...
Ira F. Stone Rabbi Ira F. Stone is a leading figure in the contemporary renewal of the Musar movement, a Jewish ethical movement.
Irving Greenberg Irving Greenberg, also known as Yitz Greenberg, is a Modern Orthodox rabbi, Jewish-American scholar and author.
Isaac Mayer Wise Isaac Mayer Wise (29 March 1819, Steingrub (now Lomnička), Bohemia, Austrian Empire – 26 March 1900, Cincinnati), was an American Reform rabbi, editor, and author.
Isaac of Troki Isaac ben Abraham of Troki, Karaite scholar and polemical writer (b.
Jacob B. Agus Jacob B. Agus (November 8, 1911 – September 26, 1986) was a liberal Conservative rabbi and theologian who played a key role in the Conservative Rabbinical Assembly.
Jacob Neusner Jacob Neusner (born July 28, 1932) is an American academic scholar of Judaism.
Jacob Taubes Jacob Taubes (February 25, 1923 – March 21, 1987) was a sociologist of religion, philosopher, and scholar of Judaism.
Jakob Josef Petuchowski Jakob Josef Petuchowski (1925 – 1991) was an American research professor of Jewish Theology and Liturgy and professor of Judeo-Christian Studies at the Jewish Institute of Religion at Hebrew Uni...
Jill Jacobs (rabbi) Jill Jacobs is the Executive Director of T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, formerly Rabbis for Human Rights-North America.
John Rayner Rabbi John Desmond Rayner CBE (30 May 1924 – 19 September 2005) was born in Berlin as Hans Sigismund Rahmer.
Jonah Frankel Jonah Frankel, also spelled Yonah Frankel, Jonah Fraenkel (1928-2012) was an author, Hebrew literature professor and Israel Prize laureate.
Jonathan Magonet Rabbi Professor Jonathan David Magonet is a British Jewish theologian, Vice-President of the World Union of Progressive Judaism, and a biblical scholar. He is highly active in Christian-Jewish dialogue, and in dialogue between Jews and Muslims.
Jonathan Sacks Jonathan Henry Sacks, Baron Sacks, Kt (born 8 March 1948) is a rabbi and scholar of Judaism.
Jonathan Wittenberg Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg is a Masorti rabbi, the Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism UK. He is a leading writer and thinker on Judaism.
Joseph B. Soloveitchik Joseph Ber (Yosef Dov, Yoshe Ber) Soloveitchik (February 27, 1903 – April 9, 1993) (יוסף דב הלוי סולובייצ'יק) was an American Orthodox rabbi, Talmudist and modern Jewish philosopher.
Judith Plaskow Dr. Judith Plaskow is Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College.
Julius Guttmann Julius Guttmann (Hebrew: יוליוס גוטמן), born Yitzchak Guttmann (April 15, 1880, Hildesheim – May 19, 1950, Jerusalem), was a German-born rabbi, Jewish theologian, and philosopher of religion.
Kaufmann Kohler Kaufmann Kohler (May 10, 1843, Fürth, Bavaria – January 28, 1926) was a German-born U.S. reform rabbi and theologian.
Leo Baeck Leo Baeck (23 May 1873 – 2 November 1956) was a 20th-century German Rabbi, scholar, and a leader of Progressive Judaism.
Leo Strauss Leo Strauss (September 20, 1899 – October 18, 1973) was a German–American political philosopher and classicist who specialized in classical political philosophy.
Lev Shestov Lev Isaakovich Shestov (Лев Исаа́кович Шесто́в), born Yehuda Leyb Schwarzmann (Иегуда Лейб Шварцман), was a Ukrainian/Russian existentialist philosopher.
Louis Ginzberg Rabbi Louis Ginzberg was a Talmudist and leading figure in the Conservative Movement of Judaism of the twentieth century.
Louis Jacobs Louis Jacobs (17 July 1920 – 1 July 2006,) was the founder of Masorti Judaism (also known as Conservative Judaism) in the United Kingdom, and a leading writer and theologian.
Maimonides Mosheh ben Maimon (משה בן מימון), called Moses Maimonides and also known as Mūsā ibn Maymūn (موسى بن ميمون), or RaMBaM (רמב"ם – Hebrew acronym for "Rabbeinu Mosh...
Marc B. Shapiro Marc B. Shapiro (Hebrew: מלך שפירא, born 1966) holds the Weinberg Chair in Judaic Studies at the University of Scranton and is the author of various books and articles on Jewish history, philoso...
Martin Buber Martin Buber (מרטין בובר, Martin Buber, מארתין בובר; February 8, 1878 – June 13, 1965) was an Austrian-born Israeli Jewish philosopher best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a form of e...
Martin Samuel Cohen Martin Samuel Cohen is rabbi of the Shelter Rock Jewish Center in Roslyn, New York.
Max Kadushin Max Kadushin (December 6, 1895, Minsk – July 23, 1980) was a Conservative rabbi best known for his organic philosophy of rabbinics.
Meir Friedmann Meir Friedmann was an Austrian-Hungarian Jewish scholar. His editions of the Midrash are the standard texts. His chief editions were the Sifre, the Mekhilta, Pesiqta Rabbathi. At the time of his death he was editing the Sifra.
Michael Fishbane Michael A. Fishbane (born 1943) is a scholar of Judaism and rabbinic literature.
Michael Wyschogrod Michael Wyschogrod (born September 28, 1928) is a Jewish German-American philosopher of religion, Jewish theologian, and activist for Jewish-Christian interfaith dialog.
Milton Steinberg Milton Steinberg (November 25, 1903 - March 20, 1950) was an American rabbi, philosopher, theologian and author.
Mordecai Kaplan Mordecai Menahem Kaplan (June 11, 1881 – November 8, 1983), was a rabbi, essayist and Jewish educator and the co-founder of Reconstructionist Judaism along with his son-in-law Ira Eisenstein.
Mordechai Yosef Leiner Mordechai Yosef Leiner of Izbica (איזשביצא, איזביצא Izhbitza, Izbitse, Ishbitza) (1801-1854) was a rabbinic Hasidic thinker and founder of the Izhbitza-Radzyn dynasty of Hasidic Judaism.
Moses Mendelssohn Moses Mendelssohn (6 September 1729 – 4 January 1786) was a German Jewish philosopher to whose ideas the Haskalah (the 'Jewish enlightenment' of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries)...
Moses Samuel Zuckermandl Rabbi Moses Samuel Zuckermandl, also Zuckermandel was a Czech-German rabbi, Talmudist, and Jewish theologian.
Nachman Kahana Nachman Kahana (Also spelled Kahane) (רב נחמן בן רב יחזקאל שרגא כהנא) is an Israeli rabbi.
Nachman Krochmal Nachman Kohen Krochmal (born in Brody, Galicia, on 17 February 1785; died at Ternopil on 31 July 1840) was a Jewish Galician philosopher, theologian, and historian.
Nahmanides NahmanidesNah-man-nid-ez רבי משה בן נחמן, also known as Rabbi Moses ben Naḥman Girondi, Bonastruc ça (de) Porta and by his acronym Ramban (1194 – 1270), was a leading medie...
Nahum Norbert Glatzer Nahum Norbert Glatzer (March 25, 1903 – February 27, 1990) was a noted Jewish literary scholar, theologian, and editor.
Neil Gillman Neil Gillman is an American rabbi and philosopher, affiliated with Conservative Judaism.
Norman Lamm Norman (Nachum) Lamm (born December 19, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, United States) is a major American Modern Orthodox rabbi, scholar, author and Jewish communal leader.
Pinchas Winston Rabbi Pinchas Winston is an international lecturer and acclaimed author, having published more than 25 works about Judaism.
Rachel Adler Rachel Adler is professor of Modern Jewish Thought and Judaism and Gender at Hebrew Union College, at the Los Angeles campus.
Rebecca Alpert Rabbi Rebecca Trachtenberg Alpert (born April 12, 1950) is professor in the Departments of Religion and Women's Studies at Temple University.
Richard L. Rubenstein Richard Lowell Rubenstein (born January 8, 1924 in New York City) is an educator in religion and a writer in the American Jewish community, noted particularly for his contributions to Holocaust ...
Robert Gordis Robert Gordis (February 6, 1908 – 1992) was a leading Conservative rabbi.
Samson Raphael Hirsch Samson Raphael Hirsch (June 20, 1808 – December 31, 1888) was a German rabbi best known as the intellectual founder of the Torah im Derech Eretz school of contemporary Orthodox Judaism.
Samuel Hirsch Samuel Hirsch, (June 8, 1815 – May 14, 1889) was a major Reform religious philosopher and rabbi.
Samuel Holdheim Samuel Holdheim (1806 – 22 August 1860) was a German rabbi and author, and one of the more extreme leaders of the early Reform Movement in Judaism.
Shaul Magid Shaul Magid is a professor of religious studies and the Jay and Jeannie Schottenstein Chair of Jewish Studies in Modern Judaism at Indiana University.
Shneur Zalman of Liadi Shneur Zalman of Liady (שניאור זלמן מליאדי) (September 4, 1745 – December 15, 1812 O.S.), was an Orthodox Rabbi, and the founder and first Rebbe of Chabad, a branch of Hasidic Judaism, then base...
Solomon H. Sonneschein S. H. Sonneschein, Solomon H. Sonnenschein (born June 24, 1839, Szent Marton, Turocz megye, Hungary -1908) was an Hungarian-American rabbi.
Steven Greenberg (rabbi) Steven Greenberg (born June 19, 1956) is an American rabbi with a rabbinic ordination from the Orthodox rabbinical seminary of Yeshiva University (RIETS).
Tamar Ross Tamar Ross is a professor of Jewish Philosophy at Bar Ilan University.
Tehilla Lichtenstein Tehilla Lichtenstein (1893 – 1973) was a cofounder and leader of Jewish Science, as well as an author.
Tikva Frymer-Kensky Tikva Frymer-Kensky (1943 - August 31, 2006) was a Professor at the University of Chicago Divinity School.
Will Herberg Will Herberg (1901–1977) was an American Jewish writer, intellectual and scholar.
William E. Kaufman William E. Kaufman is a Conservative Jewish rabbi, theologian and author.
Yaakov Yitzchak Horowitz Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak Horowitz is one of North America’s foremost experts on kosher food production and a key part of Manischewitz, the continent’s leading kosher brand (MacLean’s 12/08/2008).