Dr Jason Rogoff discusses the confusing descriptions of the biblical skin afflictions and their prescience in light of the recent global pandemic.
Dr. Rogoff is the academic director of Israel Programs and assistant professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at JTS’s Jerusalem campus, located at the Schocken Institute. An integral part of JTS’s presence in Israel, he is responsible for the overall quality of the academic program for rabbinical and cantorial students, coordination and planning of programs with partner institutions, and Israel student recruitment.
As a member of the Talmud faculty, Dr. Rogoff is responsible for teaching Talmud and Rabbinics to JTS students as well as students of the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary and Argentina’s Seminario Rabínico
In the summers, Dr. Rogoff also teaches and mentors JTS rabbinical students who are working and learning at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires as part of JTS’s Nishma program.
In addition to his post at JTS, Dr. Rogoff is a faculty member at the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
He is the co-author of Reconstructing the Talmud: An Introduction to the Academic Study of Rabbinic Literature (Hadar Press, 2014).
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