Rabbi Dr. Daniel Reiser

Torah V’Chochmah Faculty

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Rabbi Dr. Daniel Reiser is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Department of Jewish Thought at Herzog College. He studied in Ma’ale Adumim Yeshiva and Kollel HaMivtar and received his Semicha from Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg zt”l. He earned his PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Jewish Thought there. He was a Yad Vashem Post-Doc Fellow in Jerusalem and a Claims Conference Saul Kagan Post-Doc Fellow in Advanced Shoah Studies, New York. Reiser specialises in Hasidic philosophy, modern mysticism, and theology in the Shoah. His book Vision as a Mirror (2014) was awarded the World Union of Jewish Studies Matanel Prize and his book Sermons from the Years of Rage (2017) was awarded the Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research 2018. His latest books are Imagery Techniques in Modern Jewish Mysticism (2018); Language of Truth in the Mother Tongue: The Yiddish Sermons of Rabbi Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter (2020); and he co-edited Hasidism, Suffering, and Renewal: The Prewar and Holocaust Legacy of R. Kalonymus Kalman Shapira (2021). Rabbi Reiser lives in Israel with his wife and six children.