Alex Green


Alex Green.

Alex Green


Alex Green


Visiting Associate Professor


  • PhD, Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto
  • MA, Jewish Thought, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • BA, Political Science and Jewish Studies, University of Toronto


Alex Green is a Visiting Associate Professor and Buffalo Community Jewish Educator at SUNY, University at Buffalo in the Department of Jewish Thought. His research is on medieval and early modern Jewish philosophy, ethics and the history of biblical interpretation. He is the author of two books: The Virtue Ethics of Levi Gersonides (Palgrave, 2016) and Power and Progress: Joseph Ibn Kaspi and the Meaning of History (SUNY Press, 2019), and numerous articles in peer-reviewed publications and edited collections. He is also co-editing Jewish Virtue Ethics with Geoffrey Claussen and Alan Mittleman which is forthcoming with SUNY Press in 2023.

As Buffalo Community Jewish Educator, he runs the Home/Hub Partnership between UB’s College of Arts and Sciences, Hillel and the Buffalo Jewish Community, which seeks to draw on the academic resources of the university to address critical issues facing the Jewish community. Some of his current projects include the Buffalo Day of Jewish Learning and the Hillel Summer Internship Program.



“Crescas and Gersonides on Freedom, Astrology and Divine Omniscience,” Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy (forthcoming).

“Joseph Ibn Kaspi on Contradictions in the Bible,” Journal of Religion 101, no. 2 (2022): 184-203.

“The Debate over Philosophical Religion: Crescas’ Critique of Maimonides,” Journal of Textual Reasoning 13, no. 1 (2022).

“David Novak, Natural Law and Medieval Jewish Philosophy,” Journal of Religious Ethics 49, no. 4 (2021): 638-656.

“Gersonides on Job’s Ethical Error,” Journal of Jewish Ethics 7, no. 1-2 (2021): 1-12.

“Does God Prefer the Powerful? Reforming the King in Judah Halevi’s Kuzari,” Jewish Studies Quarterly 28, no. 1 (2021): 1-20.

“Fear and Awe in the Thought of Maimonides,” The Boenhoffer Legacy: An International Journal 7, no. 1-2 (2019): 41-57.

“MacIntyre and Nussbaum on Diversity, Liberalism and Christianity,” Perspectives on Political Science 46, no. 2 (2017): 137-147.

“A Portrait of Spinoza as a Maimonidean Reconsidered,” Shofar 34, no. 1 (2015): 81-106.

“Maimonides on Courage,” Jewish Studies Quarterly 22, no. 2 (2015): 162-183.

“Spinoza on the Ethics of Courage and the Jewish Tradition,” Modern Judaism 33, no. 2 (2013): 199-225.

“Power, Deception and Comedy: The Politics of Exile in the Book of Esther,” Jewish Political Studies Review 23, no. 1 and 2 (2011): 61-78.