Bachelor of Arts, Brooklyn College, 1964; Rabbi, Mirrer Yeshiva Central Institute, 1964; Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1970.
Lecturer in Jewish history and literature, Yale University, 1968-1970; assistant professor, Yale University, 1970-1972; associate professor, Yale University, 1972-1978; visiting scholar in Jewish law and ethics, Kennedy Institute Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington, 1977-1978; professor Jewish history and literature, dean, Bernard Revel Graduate School director graduate Jewish education, Yeshiva U., New York City, 1978-1981; professor Judaic studies, Brooklyn College, since 1981; department chairman, Brooklyn College, 1981-1987.
Member American Academy Religion, American Schools Oriental Research, Association for Jewish Studies, Society Biblical Literature.
Married Rivkah Landesman, November 25, 1969. Children– Akiva, Rose Nechama, Yocheved, Naomi.