Michael Carasik teaches a 4-semester sequence of Biblical Hebrew at the University of Pennsylvania. He also teaches at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and for the Melton program, and has taught in the past at Boston's Hebrew College, Northeastern University, the University of Delaware, and Gratz College. A native Chicagoan, he earned his bachelor's degree from New College in Sarasota, Florida; his Master's in Jewish Studies from Spertus College of Judaica in Chicago; and his Ph.D. in Bible and the Ancient Near East from Brandeis University. He is the author of many scholarly articles and reviews, and of two books: Theologies of the Mind in Biblical Israel (Peter Lang) and The Commentator's Bible: Exodus (Jewish Publication Society). Michael lives in Center City Philadelphia, and is currently serving as vice-president of the Center City Eruv Corporation and president of the Center City Kehillah.
His forthcoming articles are: "Syntactic Double Translation in the Targumim" (in an edited volume), and "Transcending the Boundary of Death: Ecclesiastes through a Nabokovian Lens" (in Biblical Interpretation).
HEBR 151: Elementary Biblical Hebrew I
HEBR 153: Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I
NELC 156: Great Books of Judaism