Rabbi Dr. Richard Hidary is a professor of Judaic Studies at Yeshiva University Revel Graduate School, a rabbi at Sephardic Synagogue, and a faculty member for the Wexner Heritage Program. He was a Starr fellow at Harvard University’s Center for Jewish Studies and a Clal - LEAP fellow at the Katz Center for Advanced Jewish Studies, University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Dispute for the Sake of Heaven: Legal Pluralism in the Talmud (Brown University Press, 2010) and Rabbis and Classical Rhetoric: Sophistic Education and Oratory in the Talmud and Midrash (Cambridge University Press, 2018). He is currently writing a commentary on Talmudic discussions relating to the Jewish holidays. His daf yomi classes (available on YouTube) combine traditional and academic approaches and he also runs the websites teachtorah.org, pizmonim.org, and rabbinics.org.