Rabbi Dr. Daniel Sperber
Posek HaYeshiva /
Rabbi Dr. Daniel Sperber serves as the Posek HaYeshiva for Maharat, and facilitates all semikha exams for its musmakhot. He is the Milan Roven Professor of Talmudic Studies (emeritus) and former Dean of the Faculty of Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University. Rabbi Sperber is currently President of the Ludwig and Erica Jesselson Institute of Advanced Torah Studies at Bar-Ilan University. He is widely known as an expert in classical philology, history of Jewish customs, Jewish art history, Jewish education, and Talmudic studies. In 1992, Professor Sperber was awarded the distinguished Israel Prize in Jewish Studies. He lives in the Old City of Jerusalem.