Authors Posts by AJ Berkovitz

AJ Berkovitz

AJ Berkovitz serves as an Assistant Professor at HUC-JIR in New York. He received his Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University and a B.A./M.A. in Jewish Studies/Hebrew Bible from Yeshiva University. He is the co-editor of Rethinking ‘Authority’ in Late Antiquity: Authorship, Law, and Transmission in Jewish and Christian Tradition (Routledge, 2018) and the author of articles that have appeared in both academic and popular publications. His current book project, The Life of Psalms in Jewish Late Antiquity, describes historical and cultural developments that rest at the nexus of Psalm reception and materiality, translation, liturgy, piety, and magic. He was also a Starr Fellow at Harvard and a Wexner Graduate Fellow. His interests include: Bible, Liturgy, Midrash, and Ancient Jewish History.

(Mis)Quoting Scripture in American Politics

AJ Berkovitz offers a charitable perspective on American politicians' apparent errors in citing the Bible.

The Living Bibles of the Vatican Library

AJ Berkovitz explores the "life" of Jewish books, from authors to owners to outside the margins.