Mira Wasserman, Ph.D.

Mira Wasserman (Cincinnati 1998) is Assistant Professor of Rabbinic Literature at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. One question animates her rabbinate: How can the study of Torah lead to good deeds and to the pursuit of justice? Her current book project, THE HUMANITY OF THE TALMUD, reads talmudic literature as a resource for contemporary ethics and interfaith relations. Mira’s doctorate in Talmud is from the University of California, Berkeley. She is rabbi emerita of Congregation Beth Shalom in Bloomington, Indiana, where she served for over a decade before commencing with her doctoral studies. She now lives in Philadelphia with her husband and four children.


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