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David Brusin

David Brusin, rabbi

Adjunct Professor of Religion

[email protected]
Office: East 308

Basic Information


  • B.A., University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
  • MA and ABD in philosophy, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Rabbinical degree and doctor of divinity, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Courses Taught

  • REL 121  Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures – Co-sponsored by the Jewish Chautauqua Society
  • REL 220  Discovering the Historical Jesus
  • REL 224  A Convenient Hatred: A Study of Anti-Semitism
  • REL 232  The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible
  • REL 340  The Book of Genesis: Where It All Begins
  • REL 342  The Ethics of Zionism


  • Review of “Democratizing Judaism,” by Jack Cohen, Journal of Jewish Studies, forthcoming
  • “Ready to Explode,”  ZEEK: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture, online edition http://zeek.forward.com/articles/116092/, first posted in December, 2009
  • “Jewish Identity Revisited,” Journal of Jewish Communal Service, fall 2000
  • “A Dream for Our Time”, Reconstructionism Today, winter 1998-99
  • “Paul Celan:Black Milk of Daybreak,” Cross Currents, Spring, 1996, 50-58
  • “The God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Mordecai M. Kaplan,”Reconstructionist, February, 1984, 11-15
  • “The God of Mordecai Kaplan,” Judaism, Spring, 1980, 209-220
  • Genesis 2:24,” Journal of Reform Judaism, Fall, 1979


Areas of Interest

  • Biblical and Rabbinic Judaism
  • Jewish thought
  • Jewish philosophy
  • History of Zionism