Joshua Halberstam is Professor at Bronx Community College/City University where he teaches communication and forthcoming also at City College where he will teach Jewish philosophy. He has taught at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York University, and the New School for Social Research. He received his PhD in philosophy from NYU and continued his Talmudic studies at Kollel Chaim Berlin Academy. He has has published widely in leading international and national professional journals in the areas of epistemology, legal theory, ethics, social and political philosophy, and the philosophy of religion. He has also written for the general reader on education, Jewish thought, and an array of cultural issues. He is also the author of a novel, A Seat at the Table, which traces the development of a young man raised in a contemporary Chassidic world. His latest book is The Blind Angel: New Old Chassidic Tales, a translation of Chassidic tales from the Yiddish. In addition to his professional activities, he is a frequent guest on national television (including a repeat guest on Oprah Winfrey show and CNN) and radio (including serving as a guest essayist on NPR’s All Things Considered).