Rabbi Dr. David Berger is Ruth and I. Lewis Gordon Professor of Jewish History and Dean at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies of Yeshiva University. For many years he was Broeklundian Professor of History at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he is now Professor Emeritus. He is a Fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research and served as President of the Association for Jewish Studies from 1998 to 2000. He has been a Fellow of the Annenberg Research Institute, a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem, and a Visiting Professor at Yale University and Harvard University.
His book, The Jewish-Christian Debate in the High Middle Ages was awarded the John Nicholas Brown Prize by the Medieval Academy of America, and The Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference, also published in an updated Hebrew version entitled“Ha-Rebbe Melekh ha-Mashiach,” Sha’aruriyyat ha-Adishut, ve-ha-Iyyum al Emunat Yisrael, received the 2003-2004 Samuel Belkin Literary Award. His articles on Jewish-Christian relations have now been collected in Persecution, Polemic and Dialogue: Essays in Jewish-Christian Relations and those on intellectual history in Cultures in Collision and Conversation: Essays in the Intellectual History of the Jews.