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Ismar Schorsch, PhD Biography

Title:
Chancellor Emeritus of the Jewish Theological Seminary
Position:
None Found to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of May 1, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chancellor Emeritus of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS)
  • Rabbi Herman Abramovitz Professor of Jewish History, JTS
  • Throughout his tenure, Dr. Schorsch pursued the advancement of Conservative Judaism and religious equality for Jews in Israel
  • Invited by President Clinton to serve with the official presidential delegation witnessing the peace treaty signing between Jordan and Israel in Oct. 1994
  • Received an honorary degree from Tufts University, 2000
  • The Russian State University awarded him an honorary degree in recognition of Project Judaica — the first time in that country’s history that such an honor was given to a Jewish scholar, 1998
  • The National Foundation for Jewish Culture honored him with a Jewish Cultural Achievement Award in Historical Studies
Education:
  • PhD, Jewish History, Columbia University, 1969
  • MA, Jewish Theological Seminary and Columbia University
  • Ordained Rabbi, Jewish Theological Seminary, 1962
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. What Is Conservative Judaism?