Ben Gurin is a doctoral student in the Religion in Philosophy, Politics, and Society specialization under the direction of Prof. Michael Zank. His areas of interest broadly include Jewish thought and history, rabbinic literature, and legal theory with a particular focus in the philosophy of Jewish law and ethical decision making in liberal Jewish movements. Ben has a BA (2012) in Jewish Studies and Religious Studies with minors in History and Political Science and a general honors notation from Indiana University, and received a master’s degree (2016) and rabbinic ordination (2019) from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles.