B.A., Raymond College, University of the Pacific
M.A., Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles
The history of Jewish perceptions of Indian culture and religion; Jewish travel; Judaism and Buddhism
Judaism, God and the Holocaust, Modern Jewish Literature in Translation, Perspectives on Death and Dying, Comparative Perspectives on Travel, Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
"Hinduism, Torah, and Travel: Jacob Sapir in India," Shofar 30:2 (Winter 2012)"Rabbi Jacob Sapir" and "Rabbi David d'Beth Hillel," in The Encyclopedia of Jews and India
Website on Jacob Sapir's journey through southern India in 1860: http://home.wlu.edu/~marksr/Road.htm
Review Essay: Letters to a Buddhist Jew, Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies, Vol. 9 (2007): 96-100.
"Hindus and Hinduism in Medieval Jewish Literature," in Indo-Judaic Studies in the Twenty-First Century: a view from the margin, ed. Nathan Katz, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
"The Garden in the Middle," in Beside Still Waters: Jews, Christians, and the Way of the Buddha, Ed. Kasimow, Keenan, and Keenan, Wisdom Press, 2003.
"Abraham, the Easterners, and India: Jewish interpretations of Genesis 25:6," Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies, Vol. 3 (2000).
Review Essay: "Jewish-Buddhist Meetings," Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal in Jewish Studies, 17.3 (Spring 1999): 93-98.
Book: The Image of Bar Kokhba in Traditional Jewish Literature: False Messiah and National Hero, Penn State Press, 1994.
"Teaching Judaism in Thailand." Approaches to Modern Judaism. Vol. II. ed., Marc Lee Raphael. Brown Judaic Studies 56. Chico: Scholars Press, 1984.
"Dangerous Hero: Rabbinic Attitudes Toward Legendary Warriors." HUCA 54 (1983).
Translation of the Indian section of Even Sapir (pub. 1874), the Hebrew-language travelogue written by Rabbi Jacob Sapir (1822-85) of Jerusalem