Rabbi Michael Chernick, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Rabbinic Literature

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Professor Chernick received his doctorate in Rabbinics from the Bernard Revel Graduate School and his rabbinic ordination from R. Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, both affiliates of Yeshiva University.

He has written extensively about Jewish law and lore and has lectured on these topics in the United States, Europe, and Israel. He is the author of two Hebrew volumes on rabbinic hermeneutics, an English language edited volume, Essential Papers on the Talmud, and a forthcoming book titled A Great Voice That Did Not Cease. He founded the Summer Jewish Studies Program at Kibbutz Yahel.

His area of expertise is the Talmud. Within that field Professor Chernick’s major field of interest is early rabbinic legal hermeneutics as applied to the Bible.