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Daniel Rynhold


Dean of the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Professor of Jewish Philosophy

BA, University of Cambridge,
MA, University College of London,
PhD, London School of Economics,

Daniel Rynhold is Dean and Professor of Jewish Philosophy at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, and director of the Revel doctoral program, having arrived on these shores from London, England, in August 2007. 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.

Modern Jewish philosophy; ta'amei ha-mitzvot and the nature of practical justification; Moses Maimonides; Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik; Modern philosophy; Friedrich Nietzsche

BOOKS: TWO MODELS OF JEWISH PHILOSOPHY: JUSTIFYING ONE’S PRACTICES (Oxford, 2005); AN INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHY (London, 2009); HALAKHIC (OVER)MAN: NIETZSCHE, SOLOVEITCHIK AND CONTEMPORARY JEWISH PHILOSOPHY (Cambridge, forthcoming) (co-authored with Michael J. Harris)_ BOOKS EDITED: RADICAL RESPONSIBILITY: ESSAYS IN ETHICS, RELIGION AND LEADERSHIP PRESENTED TO CHIEF RABBI LORD JONATHAN SACKS (Jerusalem, 2013) (co-edited with Michael J. Harris and Tamra Wright)_ SELECTED ARTICLES: "Letting the Facts Get in the Way of a Good Thesis: On Interpreting Rav Soloveitchik's Philosophical Method" Torah U-Madda Journal 2012-13; "Yeshayahu Leibowitz," The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/leibowitz-yeshayahu/; "Modernity and Jewish Orthodoxy: Nietzsche and Soloveitchik on Life-Affirmation, Asceticism, and Repentance," Harvard Theological Review 2008


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20th Century Jewish Philosophy
JPH 6880


Honors Thesis Proposal
HON 4977H


Honors Thesis: Preparation
HON 4980H


Honors Thesis: Writing
HON 4981H


Jewish Values in Contemp Wrld
JVCW 1002


Medieval Jewish Philosophy
JPH 5011


Philosophy of Law
PHI 3402


POL 2495


Honors Thesis Proposal
HON 4977H


The Problem of Evil
JPH 5015


Philo. of Rav Soloveitchik
JPHI 1845


Philosophy of Law
PHIL 3402


Philosophy of Moses Maimonides
JPH 6651


Selected Topics
PHIL 4925


Survey Mod/Cont Jew Phl
JPH 5012


Topics: Political Theory
POLI 2491


PHI 1600


Jewish Values in Contemp Wrld
JVCW 1002


Medieval Jewish Philosophy
JPH 5011


Philosophy and Mitzvah
JPH 6714


Philosophy of R. Soloveitchik
JPH 6885