Prof. Rabbi
Phil Lieberman
Vanderbilt University

Prof. Rabbi Phil Lieberman is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Law, Classical and Mediterranean Studies, History, and Islamic Studies at Vanderbilt University. He is currently on military leave and serves as Associate Professor in the Department of History at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He holds an M.A. in Talmud and Rabbinic Ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary, a ..D. in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University, a D.Min from Lipscomb University, and Rabbinic Ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. He served as editor of The Cambridge History of Judaism, volume 5 (Cambridge University Press, 2021), and is the author most recently of The Fate of the Jews in the Early Islamic Near East (Cambridge University Press, 2022). His translation with Lenn Goodman of Maimonides’ Guide to the Perplexed is due from Stanford University Press in May 2024. Lieberman also serves the United States Navy Reserve as a chaplain, currently holding the rank of captain. From 2021-2022, he served as command chaplain at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti.

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April 9, 2024

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