Professor Ruderman

BFS Professor David Ruderman Authors New Book!

BFS Professor David Ruderman, founder and director of the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, is moving toward retirement. But before bowing out of academia he has released Missionaries, Converts and Rabbis: The Evangelical Alexander McCaul and Jewish-Christian Debate in the Nineteenth Century, the jewel crowing his 25 year legacy of scholarship. The book chronicles the life of Alexander McCaul, a minister sent to Warsaw to live amongst and proselytize the Jewish people there. McCaul's story reveals, according to Ruderman, lessons for our present moment--lessons about how to synthesize identities and acknowledge commonalities and shared values. Read more about Professor Ruderman's book on Penn Today.