Rabbi Burton Visotzky

Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky serves as Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He serves as the Louis Stein Director of the Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies at JTS, charged with programs on public policy. Visotzky also directs JTS’s Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue.

He is the author of eleven books and over one-hundred-twenty articles and reviews. His most recent book, APHRODITE AND THE RABBIS: How the Jews adapted Roman Culture to Create Judaism as We Know It, was published in 2016. 

Rabbi Visotzky serves on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust. He is a member of the Roundtable of Religious and Faith Based Organization Leaders advising World Bank President Jim Yong Kim. Visotzky consults with the UN Inter-Agency Taskforce on Religion and Development. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.