Rabbi Moshe Sokol, Ph.D.

Lander College for Men

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Areas of Expertise

Ethics and Jewish studies


Lander College for Men is led by Dean Moshe Sokol, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Thyssen Foundation Research Fellow, and received semicha from the Israel Torah Research Institute (ITRI) in Jerusalem after seven years of post-high school studies in yeshivos in Philadelphia, New York and Israel. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, and Touro College graduate and undergraduate schools.

Dean Sokol has served Touro College in various administrative capacities, including founding and directing the Graduate School of Jewish Studies and a collaborative medical program with the Technion in Israel. He has also served as senior program officer at the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, where he traveled around the world organizing seminars and educational programs. Rabbi Sokol has published over two dozen essays in Israeli, British and American journals and books in the fields of Jewish philosophy and morality, and is a sought-after expert on the integration of Jewish law and professional ethics. Sokol’s continued examination of ethical and halachic issues marks him as a new pioneer in Jewish philosophy.

In The News

The sages put their faith in creative argument, The Jewish Chronicle

Bringing the Talmud to life, The Jerusalem Post

St. Louis family to be honored by Touro's Lander College, St. Louis Jewish Light

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‘Halacha is not only about Kashrut and Shabbat,’ The Jewish Week