Professor of Jewish Thought
The Jewish Theological Seminary
Mittleman’s teaching focuses on the intersection between Jewish thought and Western philosophy in the fields of ethics, political theory, and metaphysics. He is the author of six books: Between Kant and Kabbalah (SUNY Press, 1990), The Politics of Torah (SUNY Press, 1996), The Scepter Shall Not Depart from Judah (Lexington Books, 2000), Hope in a Democratic Age (Oxford University Press, 2009), A Short History of Jewish Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), and Human Nature and Jewish Thought (Princeton University Press, 2015). He is also the editor of Uneasy Allies: Evangelical and Jewish Relations (Lexington Books, 2007), Jewish Polity and American Civil Society (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002), Jews and the American Public Square (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002), and Religion as a Public Good (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003). His articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in such journals as Harvard Theological Review, Modern Judaism, the Jewish Political Studies Review, the Journal of Religion, and First Things. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship, and a Harry Starr Fellowship in Modern Jewish History at Harvard University. He has also been an active participant in interfaith dialogue throughout his career, and has lectured at the Gregorian University in Rome.