Rabbi Hayyim Angel

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Rabbi Hayyim Angel is the National Scholar of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals ( He also teaches advanced Bible courses to undergraduates and rabbinical students at Yeshiva University, and lectures widely.

He has published over 100 scholarly articles, primarily in Bible, and is author or editor of thirteen books. He received his B.A. in Jewish Studies Summa cum Laude from Yeshiva College, his M.A. in Bible from the Bernard Revel Graduate School, his M.S. in Jewish Education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education, and his Rabbinical Ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University.

Sample Titles

  • The Chosen People in an Age of Political Correctness: What does it mean?
  • God Insists on Truth: Two of the most Audacious Biblical Prayers, and how later Rabbinic Thinkers dealt with them
  • How Open Minded Should We Be? An Overview of Kohelet and its Controversies
  • Rambam’s influence on Tanakh study
  • The use of modern literary tools and scholarship in traditional Tanakh learning
  • Ezra: the first Modern Day Rabbi
  • Afterlife in Jewish Thought, and Implications for Today

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