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"There was a taboo as a result of the Holocaust that people respected that anti-Semitism was an ugly thing and should be avoided. Now that taboo seems to have been broken with impunity." -- Steven T. Katz
Steven T. Katz is a Jewish philosopher and scholar. He is the director of the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University in Massachusetts, USA, where he holds the Alvin J. and Shirley Slater Chair in Jewish and Holocaust Studies. Professor Katz was born August 12, 1944 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, England in 1972.

Prior to his appointment at Boston University, Prof. Katz taught at Dartmouth College from 1972 to 1984. He joined the faculty of Cornell University in 1984 through 1996 as a Professor of Near Eastern Studies (Judaica); during the years 1985–1989 he served as Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Studies and Director of the Jewish Studies Program. He has also held visiting posts at Yale, the University of California at Santa Barbara, Hebrew University (Jerusalem), the University of Pennsylvania, Yeshiva University, and Harvard. He currently edits the journal Modern Judaism: A Journal of Jewish Ideas and Experience, published by Oxford University Press.

He adopts a "Contextualist" interpretation of mysticism, and has contributed to and edited a number of books dealing with mysticism.

He has argued that the Holocaust is the only genocide that has occurred in history, and defines "Holocaust" to include only Jewish victims (excluding Roma and Poles). He has argued this in depth in The Holocaust in Historical Context; the second volume is forthcoming. Prof. Katz is the editor of Modern Judaism, an academic quarterly. He was on the editorial board of the Encyclopaedia of the Holocaust (NY: Macmillan, 1990, Hebrew and English-language editions). Professor Katz acts as an American representative on the European Union sponsored International Task Force on the Holocaust. Additionally, he still holds a position as Chair of the Holocaust Commission of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, after previously serving on the United States Holocaust Museum's Academic Committee for five years as their Chair.

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Total Books: 14
Continuity and Change A Festschrift in Honor of Irving Greenberg's 75th Birthday
Why Is America Different American Jewry on its 350th Anniversary
Why Is America Different American Jewry on its 350th Anniversary
Mysticism and Sacred Scripture
2007 - Mysticism and Sacred Scripture (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195097047
ISBN-10: 0195097041
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Substores

The Holocaust in Historical Context The Holocaust and Mass Death Before the Modern Age
1994 - The Holocaust in Historical Context the Holocaust and Mass Death Before the Modern Age [Holocaust in Historical Context] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780195072204
ISBN-10: 0195072200
Genres: History, Substores

Historicism the Holocaust and Zionism Critical Studies in Modern Jewish Thought and History
Mysticism and Philosophical Analysis
1978 - Mysticism and Philosophical Analysis (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195200119
ISBN-10: 019520011X
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Science & Math

Mysticism and Philosophical Analysis
1978 - Mysticism and Philosophical Analysis (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780195200102
ISBN-10: 0195200101
Genre: Religion & Spirituality

Jewish Ideas and Concepts The Building Blocks of the Jewish Intellectual Tradition
Jewish ideas and concepts
Jewish Ideas and Concepts (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780805236644
ISBN-10: 0805236643

Frontiers of Jewish Thought
Frontiers of Jewish Thought [The B'nai B'rith History of the Jewish People] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780910250214
ISBN-10: 0910250219
Genre: Religion & Spirituality