Rabbi Dr. Stuart Halpern

Senior Advisor to the Provost, Deputy Director, Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought | Yeshiva University

  • Dr. Halpern has edited 17 books, including most recently Esther in America: The Scroll's Interpretation in and Impact on the United States; Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land: The Hebrew Bible in the United States (an Amazon #1 Best Seller that received coverage in The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe) and Gleanings: Reflections on Ruth.
  • His writings on the role of the Bible in America have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Tablet, and Jewish Review of Books.
  • He teaches in Yeshiva University, synagogues, Hillels and adult educational settings across the U.S., Europe and Israel.
  • Dr. Halpern received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in Psychology in Education from Teachers College at Columbia University, a master’s degree in Bible from the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, an MBA in Nonprofit Management from Touro University, a doctorate in education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Education and Administration, and rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Chaim Brovender.