Zvi Jonathan Kaplan, J.D., Ph.D.

Professor, History and Social Studies, Department Chair

Zvi Kaplan
  • Campus:
    Lander College for Women / The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School
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Zvi Jonathan Kaplan (J.D., University of Toronto; Ph.D., Columbia University) is Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at Touro College.  He has published on Moses Mendelssohn, Hungarian Ultra-Orthodoxy, and modern French Jewish history.  He is the author of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea? French Jewry and the Problem of Church and State (Brown University Press, 2009) and co-editor of The Jews of Modern France: Images and Identities (Brill Press, 2016).


B.A., Yeshiva University
M.A., M. Phil, Ph.D., Columbia University
J.D. and M.A., University of Toronto
Rabbinical Ordination, Rabbi Ephraim Greenblatt

Courses Taught

Greek and Roman History
Renaissance History
Modern European History
History of the Jewish People 1 and 2
History of Jewish Nationalism
Advanced Topics in Social Sciences​
Senior Honors Project in History