Daniel Ross Goodman

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Divinity School (Jewish Theology & Literature)Ph.D., The Jewish Theological Seminary of America (Modern Jewish Studies)J.D., Western New England University of LawB.A., Yeshiva University (History, Jewish Studies)

Rabbi Dr. Goodman is a scholar of Jewish thought and Jewish theology, focusing on Judaism’s relationship with Christianity and other world religions and on Jewish theology’s intersections with literature and the arts. He is the author of Soloveitchik’s Children: Irving Greenberg, David Hartman, Jonathan Sacks, and the Future of Jewish Theology in America (University of Alabama Press, 2023), Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Wonder and Religion in American Cinema (Hamilton Books, 2020), and a co-editor of the forthcoming Beyond Dialogue: New Paradigms in Interfaith Discourse (SUNY Press, 2024). His novel A Single Life (KTAV, 2020) was a Catholic World Report Best Book of 2020. His current projects include a monograph on Jewish philosophical and theological views of the Land of Israel from antiquity to modernity and a book on Dante’s Divine Comedy.   

A Valedictorian of Jewish Studies of Yeshiva University and a two-time recipient of the international Whizin Prize in Jewish ethics, Rabbi Dr. Goodman has published over a dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in journals such as the Harvard Theological Review, Italian Quarterly, and the Journal of Jewish Ethics, as well as nearly two hundred articles of popular scholarship on religion, Jewish studies, art, literature, film, and culture. Having studied comparative literature and languages at the graduate level at Columbia University as well, he is proficient in Italian, German, Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, and French, and has reading knowledge of Latin, Arabic, Aramaic, and biblical Greek.  

In the academic year of 2023-2024 Rabbi Dr. Goodman is serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Divinity School; from 2021-2023 he was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Department of Systematic Theology at the University of Salzburg. He is thrilled to be joining the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at St. John’s University.