Judith Bluestein

College of Arts and Sciences: Religious Studies


Judith Bluestein grew up in Cincinnati. She majored in Classical Studies as an undergraduate and taught Latin for many years. Her interests focus upon the Ancient Mediterranean World. She has an M.A. in Religion (New Testament and Christian Origins) and an M.A. in Latin, both from Case Western Reserve University. At Xavier University she earned an M.Ed. She studied at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati where she earned an M.A.H.L., was ordained a rabbi, and completed a M.Phil. in Hebraic and Cognate Studies.

Faculty Perspective

I suppose that I would be a professional student if that were possible. Since it is not, teaching provides the same excitement, for one continues to learn while teaching. It is always exciting watching students "make connections" as well as find areas of interest which enrich their lives along with their minds.


  • M.Phil., Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, 1989

Research Interests

  • Rabbinics (post-biblical literature, history, and culture)
  • Hebrew Bible
  • The Ancient Mediterranean World