David C. Kraemer
David Charles Kraemer is a Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics and the Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. As director of the Library, Kraemer "oversees the most extensive collection of Judaica—rare and contemporary—in the Western hemisphere."
Kraemer's books include:
- The Mind of the Talmud: An Intellectual History of the Babylonian Talmud (Oxford, 1990)
- Responses to Suffering in Classical Rabbinic Literature (Oxford, 1995)
- Reading the Rabbis: The Talmud as Literature (Oxford, 1996)
- The Meanings of Death in Rabbinic Judaism (Routledge, 2000)
- Exploring Judaism: The Collected Essays of David Kraemer (Scholars Press, 2000)
- Jewish Eating and Identity Through the Ages (Routledge, 2007)
He is editor of The Jewish Family: Metaphor and Memory (Oxford, 1989).
An authority on the laws of kashrut, he has written about the increased stringencies associated with the observance of kashrut. Kramer has pointed out that many who observe kashrut today would not be willing to tolerate the ritual standards of renowned rabbinic authorities such as Akiva, Rashi, or Joseph Caro.
- http://www.jtsa.edu/Academics/The_Institute_for_Jewish_Learning_at_JTS/Context/Context_Faculty_and_Staff.xml Accessed 11-9-10
- "2 holidays too close for comfort?" Chicago Tribune. Author: Margaret Ramirez. Date: Dec 22, 2005
- It's Passover, Lighten Up, by Joan Nathan, The New York Times
- Steinsaltz completes Talmud translation, but not without controversy, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
- The New York Sun, http://www.nysun.com/on-the-town/france-marks-900th-anniversary-of-rashis-death/12303/
- David Cooper, "David Kraemer on the ultra-Orthodox kashrut hysteria of the 1980s," examiner.com, March 23rd, 2009