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Henry Abramson is a specialist in Jewish history and thought, based in Miami Beach, FL. He holds a PhD in History from the University of Toronto (1995), and is the author of A Prayer for the Government: Ukrainians and Jews in Revolutionary Times (Harvard, 1999), Reading the Talmud: Developing Independence in Gemara Learning (Feldheim, 2006), and many other scholarly and popular works. He has held visiting appointments and post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard, Cornell, Oxford and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research has been recognized by awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He received the Excellence in the Academy Award from the National Education Association. He currently serves as Professor and Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services at Touro College South.