Marc Brettler elected to American Academy for Jewish Research

Marc Brettler, the Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies, has been elected fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research, the oldest professional organization of Judaica scholars in North America.

Brettler has written and edited numerous books on the Bible, including “The Jewish Annotated New Testament” in 2011, “How to Read the Jewish Bible” in 2007 and “The Jewish Study Bible” in 2004. His latest co-authored book is “The Bible and the Believer.”

Brettler is a recipient of Brandeis’ Michael L. Walzer Award for Excellence in Teaching, and holds three Brandeis degrees, having earned his BA and MA in 1978 and his PhD in 1986. He joins three other Brandeisians in the fellowship: Jonathan Sarna, PhD, the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History; President emeritus Jehuda Reinharz, the Richard Koret Professor of Modern Jewish History; and Benjamin Ravid, professor emeritus of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies.  

The American Academy of Jewish Research sponsors the Salo Baron Prize for the best first book in Judaic studies, a biennial retreat for the fellows, workshops for graduate students and early career faculty in Judaic studies and academic sessions at the annual meeting of the Association for Jewish Studies.

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