Speaker Profile Moshe Shoshan

Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan is a scholar and teacher of aggada. His main interests are Talmudic stories and the relationship between halakha and aggadah. He has taught and lectured at leading Universities and Jewish educational institutions both in Israel and in North America. He is currently on the faculty of the Rothberg School at the the Hebrew University and the Virtual Beit Midrash at Yeshivat Har Eztion.
A native New Yorker, Dr. Shoshan attended the Ramaz School. Upon graduation, he went to study at Yeshivat Har Etzion, remaining there for a total of three years. He earned a BA  Summa Cum Laude in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and a PhD from the department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of Pennsylvania .  He also studied at the Hebrew University as a Fulbright Scholar and is an alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship program. He lives in Beit Shemesh, Israel with his wife and three children.