Bloomberg, Jon 1948-

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Bloomberg, Jon 1948-

PERSONAL:

Born February 14, 1948, in Shawinigan Falls, Quebec, Canada; U.S. citizen; son of Allan (a chemical engineer) and Charlotte (an office worker) Bloomberg; married July 4, 1971; wife's name Miriam (a project coordinator); children: Adina, Mordechai, Zehava. Ethnicity: "White." Education: Yeshiva University, B.A., 1969, Rabbi, 1974; Columbia University, M.A., 1974; Yale University, Ph. D., 1980. Religion: Jewish.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Brighton, MA. Office—Maimonides School, 34 Philbrick Rd., Brookline, MA 02445. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER:

Ordained rabbi; Maimonides School, Brookline, MA, teacher, 1985—.

WRITINGS:

The Jewish World in the Middle Ages, Ktav Publishing (Jersey City, NJ), 2000.

(Editor, with Samuel Kapustin) Lawrence H. Schiffman, Understanding Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism, Ktav Publishing (Jersey City, NJ), 2003.

The Jewish World in the Modern Age, Ktav Publishing (Jersey City, NJ), 2004.

SIDELIGHTS:

Jon Bloomberg told CA: "For many years I have worked in Jewish high school education. For many years I have had to create my own textbooks for the teaching of Jewish history. My books are focused on providing a text readable for the high school student, one that is not too far above the high school reading level. What I have attempted to do is formulate ideas and concepts in history in a way that is meaningful to the average student, to try to bring history to life—to make it less boring and tedious."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Wisconsin Bookwatch, September, 2004, review of The Jewish World in the Modern Age.