Rabbi Emanuel Feldman

Rabbi Emanuel Feldman

Rabbi Emanuel Feldman is Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Beth Jacob where he was Rabbi from 1952 until 1991. For thirteen years he was the Editor of Tradition Magazine, the scholarly quarterly published by the Rabbinical Council of America. He is a former Vice President of the Rabbinical Council of America where he also served as Vice President of its Beis Din (Rabbinical Court).

Ordained by Baltimore’s Ner Israel Rabbinical College, he holds B.S. and M.S. degrees form The Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. from Emory University. Rabbi Emanuel Feldman served as Adjunct Professor of Jewish Law at Emory University School of Law, and as Senior Lecturer at Bar Ilan University in Israel.

He has written nine books: The 28th of Iyar, based on his experiences during the Six Day War; Jewish Law as Theology; The Biblical Echo: Reflections on Bible; Jews and Judaism; On Judaism; Tales Out of Shul; The Shul Without a Clock; Biblical Questions: Spiritual Journeys; and most recently Tales Out of Jerusalem. He is also the editor of Tehillim Eis Ratzon, a new translation of the Psalms.

He is the author of over 100 published articles in magazines and newspapers such as Saturday Review, The New Republic, The Jerusalem Post and numerous Anglo-Jewish periodicals here and abroad. He presently writes a bi-weekly column for the Jerusalem Post.

Since his formal retirement from the active pulpit in 1991, Rabbi Emanuel Feldman has been dividing his time between the United States and Jerusalem. In Jerusalem he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Rashi Translation Project of Jerusalem’s Ariel Research Institute, which has recently published The Ariel Chumash. Rabbi Feldman served on the staff of the Encyclopedia of Mitzvos. At present, he writes a regular column for Mishpacha magazine.


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