Dr. Daniel Rynhold

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Dr. Daniel Rynhold arrived on these shores from London, England, in August 2007 to take up a position as an assistant professor in modern Jewish philosophy at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies of Yeshiva University.

Educated at the universities of Cambridge and London, Dr. Rynhold had previously been a lecturer in Judaism in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King’s College London, a position he had held since 2001. This followed two years as a lecturer at the renowned Jews’ College of London.

Dr. Rynhold published his first book, “Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One’s Practices” in 2005 with Oxford University Press, and is completing the manuscript for his second book “An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy.” He has published articles on topics in Jewish philosophy, including the problem of evil, Nietzsche and Jewish philosophy, and the thought of Moses Maimonides and the Rav, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik.

Sample Titles

  • Is there such a thing as Jewish Philosophy?
  • A Response to the Nietzschean critique of religion out of the sources of Judaism
  • Who would be Chief Rabbi? Modern Orthodoxy in the UK
  • An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy
  • The philosophical thought of Rav Soloveitchik
  • Ta’amei ha-mitzvot

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