David Berger

Broeklundian Professor of History at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center

520 Whitehead Hall

Professor Berger specializes in medieval Jewish history, Jewish-Christian relations, anti-Semitism, contemporary Orthodox Judaism, and the intellectual history of the Jews, and teaches courses on ancient, medieval and modern Jewish history. He is a Fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research, Co-chair of the Academic Advisory Committee of the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, and former President of the Association for Jewish Studies. He has been a Fellow of the Annenberg Research Institute and a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem, has served as Visiting Professor at Yale University and Harvard University, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy for Jewish Research, the Council of the World Union of Jewish Studies, and the editorial board of Tradition. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1970 and has taught at Brooklyn since that time.

Selected publications:

The Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2001) (http://www.littman.co.uk/cat/berger.html)
Judaism's Encounter with Other Cultures: Rejection or Integration? (Jason Aronson, 1997)
The Jewish-Christian Debate in the High Middle Ages (Jason Aronson, 1996; first printing, Jewish Publication Society, 1979)