Cultural Revolutions

Who Will Make a Difference?

As the academic year commences, students wonder which professors will make a difference, and which won't. Here is the story of a professor who made a difference-someone who believed that education is for the courageous, that striving to surpass ourselves defines the well-lived life-and who paid the price for doing so.

Jacob Neusner

Jacob Neusner was research professor of religion and theology and senior fellow in the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

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