Aryeh Cohen Minneapolis

Aryeh Cohen Minneapolis is the Rabbi-in-Residence for Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice in Southern California. He has been active in protesting deportations carried out by ICE and “zero tolerance” US immigration policies. In 2017, Cohen was one of the rabbis who signed a statement by Jewish Veg encouraging veganism for all Jews. This American rabbi and scholar serves as a professor of Rabbinic Literature at American Jewish University. His scholarship focuses on the Talmud, Jewish ethics, and social justice. He received his BA in Philosophy and Jewish Thought from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and was ordained as a rabbi by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies.

Aryeh Cohen Minneapolis has held appointments at American Jewish University since 1995. He was Chair of Jewish Studies in the College of Arts and Science from 1995–2000 and Chair of Rabbinic Studies in the Ziegler School from 2001–2005. Cohen has also taught at Hebrew Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and at Brandeis University.

Aryeh Cohen Minneapolis is the author of two books: Rereading Talmud: Gender, Law and the Poetics of Sugyot and Justice in the City: An Argument from the Sources of Rabbinic Judaism. Also, Rabbi Aryeh Cohen co-edited the Beginning/Again: Towards a Hermeneutics of Jewish Texts. He has also written about modern figures including Aharon Shmuel Tamares and Emmanuel Levinas. Andrew Flescher has argued that Cohen's work on Tamares and Levinas "makes a compelling case in his own right for the counter-productive nature of violence under all circumstances."

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Work Experience

Rabbi  •  Bend the Arc: Jewish Action in Southern California

February 1997 - Present

Aryeh Cohen Minneapolis is the Rabbi in Residence for Bend the Arc: Jewish Action in Southern California. He was ordained as a rabbi by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies.

Professor of Rabbinic Literature  •  American Jewish University

March 1995 - Present

Aryeh Cohen Minneapolis is an American rabbi and scholar who serves as a professor of Rabbinic Literature at American Jewish University. His scholarship focuses on the Talmud, Jewish ethics, and social justice.

Author  •  Aryeh Cohen Minneapolis

July 1993 - Present

Aryeh Cohen Minneapolis is the author of two books: Rereading Talmud: Gender, Law and the Poetics of Sugyot and Justice in the City: An Argument from the Sources of Rabbinic Judaism. Also, Rabbi Aryeh Cohen co-edited the Beginning/Again: Towards a Hermeneutics of Jewish Texts. He has also written about modern figures including Aharon Shmuel Tamares and Emmanuel Levinas. Andrew Flescher has argued that Cohen's work on Tamares and Levinas "makes a compelling case in his own right for the counter-productive nature of violence under all circumstances."

Education

1990 - 1991

Brandeis University

Jewish Studies

1986 - 1989

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Philosophy and Jewish Thought

Skills

Languages


  • talmud
  • torah
  • Religious Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Literature
  • Jewish ethics

  • English — Native or Bilingual
  • Hebrew — Native or Bilingual
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