Shira Weiss

Shira Weiss teaches medieval and modern Jewish Philosophy at Stern College, Yeshiva University. She holds a PhD in Medieval Jewish Philosophy and wrote her dissertation on the concept of choice in the philosophic exegesis of Joseph Albo. She was awarded an NEH fellowship for college professors on Free Will and Human Perfection in Medieval Jewish Philosophy and has authored several articles. Additionally, she holds an EdD and served as Assistant Principal at The Frisch School, Paramus, NJ.

The focus for her current research at the Herzl Institute is on reevaluating theological concepts in the Bible, in which she subjects challenging biblical narratives to contemporary moral philosophical analysis.