Louis E. Newman

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Louis E. Newman is the John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies, emeritus at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and Associate Vice Provost and Director of Undergraduate Advising and Research at Stanford University.[1][2] He has been described by Rabbi Eugene Borowitz as "probably our leading contemporary critic of applied Jewish ethical method."[3]

Newman is the author of numerous books such as

  • Past Imperatives: Studies in the History and Theory of Jewish Ethics (SUNY Press, 1998)
  • An Introduction to Jewish Ethics (Prentice Hall, 2005)
  • Repentance: the Meaning and Practice of Teshuvah (Jewish Lights, 2010)

Newman was the founding President of the Society of Jewish Ethics.[4]

He also served as president of Beth Jacob Congregation in Mendota Heights, Minnesota from June 2009-June 2011.[5][6]

He is married to Amy Eilberg, the first woman to be ordained as a rabbi in Conservative Judaism.[7]


  1. ^ Kathleen Sullivan, "Stanford names new director of undergraduate advising and research", July 6, 2016, http://news.stanford.edu/thedish/2016/07/06/stanford-names-new-director-of-undergraduate-advising-and-research/
  2. ^ Carleton Faculty Page, https://apps.carleton.edu/profiles/lnewman/
  3. ^ Eugene Borowitz, Judaism after modernity: papers from a decade of fruition (University Press of America, 1999), p. 21
  4. ^ Noam J. Zohar, Quality of life in Jewish bioethics'," p. 138
  5. ^ http://beth-jacob.org/about/board/
  6. ^ http://louisnewman.net
  7. ^ "Amy Eilberg". Jewish Women's Encyclopedia. Retrieved 23 December 2010.