Rabbi William Friedman is a doctoral candidate in Ancient Judaism at Harvard University, writing his dissertation on legal reasoning in early rabbinic law. He is also a Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. He received rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Daniel Landes, former director and Rosh Yeshiva of the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies, and an MA in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He has studied and taught at the Conservative Yeshiva, Pardes, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, Jewish Theological Seminary, Academy for Jewish Religion, and Hebrew College. William lives in the Riverdale section of the Bronx in New York City, with his wife, Rabbi Sarah Mulhern, and their two children.