Moshe Davis Photo

Moshe Davis

Born: Jan 12, 1916

Death: Apr 10, 1996

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Nationality: United States

Moshe Davis

Date of Birth : Jan 12, 1916
Date of Death : Apr 10, 1996
Birth Place : Brooklyn

Moshe Davis was a rabbi and a scholar of American Jewish history who taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and Hebrew University. He was recipient of a BA from Columbia University in 1936, a BA from the Jewish Theological Seminary's Teachers Institute in 1937, rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1942, and a Ph.D. from Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1945. Davis was the first American to earn a doctorate at Hebrew University. He held a variety of leadership positions at JTS, including serving as professor of American Jewish history, and at Hebrew University, where he was named the Stephen S. Wise Chair of American Jewish History and Institutions. In 1959, upon taking up his post in Israel, Davis established the Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His numerous books include The Emergence of Conservative Judaism and Israel: Its Role In Civilization. Davis has been credited with being the creator of the academic field of America-Holy Land Studies, the field of studies focusing on the relationship between America and the Land of Israel.

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
Source: Freebase, CC-YY
Copyright ©