Michael Carasik

• teaches Biblical Hebrew at the University of Pennsylvania

• is the weekday Torah reader at Historic Congregation Kesher Israel in Center City Philadelphia.

He has

• a bachelor’s degree from New College (Sarasota, Fla.),

• bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Jewish studies from Spertus College in Chicago, and

• a Ph.D. in Bible and the ancient Near East from Brandeis University.

He is the author of

Theologies of the Mind in Biblical Israel (Peter Lang), a description of the Israelite understanding of psychology as revealed in the Bible

The Bible’s Many Voices (Jewish Publication Society/University of Nebraska Press), a layman’s guide to the Bible as its human authors intended it.

   —  Read an excerpt

   — Ask a question about the book

   — Listen to The Bible's Many Voices podcast or subscribe via iTunes

The Commentators’ Bible (JPS/U. of Nebraska Press), an English-language equivalent of the traditional Hebrew commentaries that have been used for centuries.

   – Exodus (2005)

   – Leviticus (2009)

   – Numbers (2011)

   – Deuteronomy (2015)

   – Genesis (expected in 2018)

(Follow his progress on Twitter @mcarasik.)

You can listen to Michael’s weekly "Torah Talk" podcast at http://mcarasik.wordpress.com/category/podcast/, or subscribe to it through the iTunes Store.  You’ll find his “Bible Guy” blog at http://mcarasik.wordpress.com.