Daniel Boyarin is Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture and rhetoric at the University of California Berkeley. He has been, among other things, an NEH Fellow (twice), a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem, a holder of the Berlin Prize at the American Academy in Berlin and a Ford Foundation Fellow. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2006. Some of his more recent books include Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity (2004), Socrates and the Fat Rabbis (2009), The Jewish Gospel: The Story of the Jewish Christ (2012), A Traveling Homeland: The Talmud as Diaspora (2016), and Judaism: The Genealogy of a Modern Notion (2018).
The Music of Jewish Life
Daniel Boyarin reviews Barry Scott Wimpfheimer's "The Talmud: A Biography," part of Princeton University Press's Lives of Great Religious Books series....