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Rabbi Dr. Devorah Schoenfeld

Rabbi Dr. Devorah Schoenfeld

Devorah Schoenfeld is Associate Professor of Theology at Loyola University Chicago where she has co-chaired the Medieval Studies program. She previously taught at St. Mary's College of Maryland, at University of California Davis, and at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem.

Her research is in parshanut and Jewish-Christian relations. She has also published on dream interpretation in the Talmud and on proofs for the existence of God in medieval Jewish philosophy.

Jewish Studies
  • PhD, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA¬†
  • Rabbinic Ordination, Yeshivat Maharat, New York
  • MA, Hebrew University, Jerusalem


Isaac on Jewish and Christian Altars, Fordham University Press, 2012

Research interests

  • Jewish-Christian Relations
  • History of Biblical Interpretation
  • Comparative Theology


  • Alternatives in the Literal Interpretation of Scripture
  • Jewish-Christian Relations