Richard Hidary is associate professor of Judaic Studies at Yeshiva University and a rabbi at Sephardic Synagogue in Brooklyn. 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).

His articles appear in AJS Review, Conversations, Dead Sea Discoveries, Dine Israel, Encyclopedia Judaica, Jewish Review of Books, Jewish Studies an Internet Journal, Moment Magazine, and Okimta. He also runs the websites,, and