Professor of Jewish History and Homiletics
Leo Baeck College
Marc Saperstein completed a five-year term as Principal of the Leo Baeck College in July 2011, where he continues to serve as Professor of Jewish History and Homiletics. Previously he held prestigious positions at three American Universities: the George Washington University in Washington D.C. (1997–2006), Washington University in St. Louis (1986–1997), and Harvard Divinity School (1977–1986). He is recognized as one of the pre-eminent authorities on the history of Jewish preaching and the use of sermons as sources for Jewish history and religious culture
Marc Saperstein's two most recent books are Jewish Preaching in Times of War 1800–2001 (2008), and Leadership and Conflict: Tensions in Medieval and Early Modern Jewish History and Culture (2014), both published by Littman Library. He recently organized an international conference on “Rabbis and the Great War,” held on July 7, 2014, with papers published in European Judaism, Spring 2015.