David Halivni

David Weiss Halivni is an American-Israeli rabbi and Talmud scholar. He served as a professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, and subsequently as Littauer Professor of Talmud and Classical Rabbinics in the Department of Religion at Columbia University. He is currently a professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and at Bar-Ilan University.
 
Halivni has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1993, and was awarded the Israel Prize in 2008. He has written a series of books of commentary on the Talmud, books on the philosophy of the sages, and on Jewish theology following the Holocaust