Rabbi Lewis M. Barth is Professor of Midrash and Related Literature. He served as Dean of HUC-JIR, Los Angeles from 1971-1979 and most recently from 1997-2006. He studied at UCLA, HUC-JIR, the University of Chicago, and was ordained at HUC-JIR in Cincinnati, where he also earned his doctorate. Rabbi Barth specializes in rabbinic biblical interpretation and the study of manuscripts of Midrash texts. He is also interested in the application of computer technology to the study of Hebrew manuscripts.