Speaker Profile Professor Daniel Schwartz

Daniel R. Schwartz, the Herbst Family Professor emeritus of Judaic Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was born in Syracuse in 1952; after elementary studies there and secondary school in Silver Spring, Md., he moved to Israel in 1971, where he has been at HUJI's Dept. of Jewish History ever since. After completing his studies, culminating with a doctoral dissertation on ancient attitudes to the Temple cult, he was appointed to that department's academic staff. His research focuses on the Second Temple (Greco-Roman) period of Jewish history, especially on its ancient and modern historiography. Among his books, are his commentaries on First and Second Maccabees and his Judeans and Jews: Four Faces of Dichotomy in Ancient Jewish History (2014), which presents the Shoshana Shier Lectures he delivered at the University of Toronto during his guest professorship in 2010. 

Speaker's Resources

32. Spinoza's Reception and Relevance

J.J. Kimche, Professor Daniel Schwartz
May 23, 2024
Dec 3, 2023

e-TiM: Chanukah Yom Iyyun

Dr. Aaron Koller, Dr. Adina Sternberg, Dr. Beni Gesundheit, Professor Daniel Schwartz, Professor Steven Fine, Rabbi Avrum Kowalsky, Rabbi Benjamin Samuels, Rabbi Dr. Martin Lockshin, Rabbi Menachem Leibtag, Yael Leibowitz
Nov 22, 2023
Feb 4, 2021
Jan 28, 2021
Jan 20, 2021
Jan 14, 2021
Dec 28, 2020

Chanukah Program

Dr. Malka Z. Simkovich, Professor Daniel Schwartz, Rabbi Dr. Aaron Adler, Rabbi Dr. Zvi Leshem, Rabbi Jay Kelman, Rabbi Menachem Leibtag, Shulie Mishkin, Yoetzet Halacha Laurie Novick
Dec 9, 2020