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Rabbi Benjamin J. Segal is an author and lecturer, living in Jerusalem. He is the author of A New Psalm and has most recently published Kohelet's Pursuit of Truth: A New Reading of Ecclesiastes.

He is past president both of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies—the academic and educational center of Masorti Judaism in Israel, and of Melitz, the Centers for Jewish and Zionist Education. Previously, he served as the Director of the Ramah Programs in Israel. Among his past volunteer roles, he was Chairman of the Masorti Movement in Israel and a member of the Executive of the World Zionist Organization, and the chairperson the Directorate of the Meimad (political) party in Israel.

Rabbi Segal was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, in 1969, and served as a pulpit rabbi in Palo Alto, California. He made aliyah in 1973, and lives in Jerusalem with his wife Judy. The Segals have five children and twenty-one grandchildren.


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