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Dr. Daniel Rynhold Promoted to Full Professor

The Yeshiva University Board of Trustees recently awarded tenure to 17 faculty members across the University’s undergraduate and graduate school. At the same time, at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Dr. Daniel Rynhold, professor of Jewish philosophy, was promoted to the rank of full professor.

Dr. Daniel Rynhold Dr. Daniel Rynhold

Rynhold explores conceptual questions that arise in the field of Jewish philosophy, incorporating approaches from across the historical spectrum. He is currently co-writing a book on a few surprising similarities in the thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik and Nietzche, expected to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. “I discovered that the popular image was a profound misrepresentation of Nietzsche’s views, and actually found many of his ideas quite compelling and very close to views that Rav Soloveitchik expresses,” said Rynhold. “What excites me about my research is that feeling one gets when one makes strange and wonderful discoveries like that.”