Alan J. Avery-Peck
By Alan J. Avery-Peck
How Jacob Neusner Made Jewish Studies Mainstream
(JTA) — Jacob Neusner, the famed scholar and almost mythically prolific author who died Oct. 8 at age 84, almost singlehandedly created the modern study of Judaism, and in doing so he revolutionized our understanding of the history of Judaism and our perception of what Judaism can mean to Jews today. His career, which spanned…
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