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Henry Abramson, Ph.D.

Academic Dean

Dr. Henry Abramson
  • Campus:
    Lander College of Arts & Sciences

A native of northern Ontario, Canada, Henry Abramson received his PhD in History from the University of Toronto in 1995 and held postdoctoral and visiting appointments at Harvard, Cornell, Oxford and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is author of six books, including A Prayer for the Government: Ukrainians and Jews in Revolutionary Times, 1917-1920 (Harvard, 1999) and Reading the Talmud: Developing Independence in Gemara Learning (Feldheim, 2006/Createspace, 2012), and many scholarly articles. His research has been recognized with prestigious fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.  A sought-after lecturer, he has addressed audiences in Japan, Israel, Europe, and across the United States and Canada.  He has appeared in two documentary videos and is the recipient of the Excellence in the Academy Award from the National Education Association. His weekly lectures in Jewish history are viewed by thousands world wide.