Shaiya Rothberg grew up in New Jersey and made aliyah to Israel in 1988. Today he lives in Jerusalem with his wife Gittit, and three sons, Amos, Binyamin and Yotam. He holds a PhD in Jewish Thought from Hebrew University and a B.A. in Talmud and Jewish Philosophy from Bar Ilan University. Shaiya teaches Bible, Kabbalah and Jewish Philosophy at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem.