Published on October 16th, 2017 | by Organic Torah0
Rabbi Natan Margalit, Ph.D.
FOUNDER, PRESIDENT, PRINCIPAL TEACHER
Natan Margalit is a rabbi and scholar with 30 years of experience in teaching,writing, organizing and congregational leadership. Raised in Honolulu, as a young adult he spent 12 years in Israel where he received rabbinic ordination. He returned to the U.S. and earned his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies at U.C. Berkeley with focus areas in Talmud, Literary Theory, and Anthropology. He has taught at Bard College, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Hebrew College Rabbinical School, and now is chair of the Rabbinic Texts Department at the Aleph Ordination Program. He is also Director of the Earth-Based Judaism track of the A.O.P., and is founder of the non-profit Organic Torah. He is the author of The Pearl and the Flame: A Journey into Jewish Wisdom and Ecological Thinking (Albion Andalus, 2022). He lives in Newton, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.