Shaul Magid

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Shaul Magid is a professor of religious studies and the Jay and Jeannie Schottenstein Chair of Jewish Studies in Modern Judaism at Indiana University.


Magid received his semicha (rabbinical ordination) in Jerusalem in 1984.[1]

He then became a candidate Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute and a graduate student in Medieval and Modem Jewish Thought at Hebrew University, where he completed his MA in 1989. He obtained his Ph.D. in Jewish thought from Brandeis University in 1994.


Magid served as a visiting professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst, Clark University and Boston University. He was the Anna Smith Fine Chair in Jewish Thought at Rice University from 1994–1996 and then joined the faculty of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America before leaving for Indiana University.

Magid has also served as the rabbi of the Fire Island Synagogue since 1997.[2]

Personal life[edit]