PhD: "A part of me loves scholarship because I love to learn, to grow, to discover new things, to hold myself apart from the world in a quiet place, alone with books and ideas. Another part of me loves scholarship because study takes me outside of myself, transports me to other people, other places and times, into conversation with contemporaries, with teachers, with other voices who become my companions."
Rabbi: "I became a rabbi because I loved the Jewish people, because I wanted to study and teach Torah, and because I wanted to lead by knitting those two desires together."
Work: Dr. Starr is currently writing two books, a biography on Solomon Schechter, and a second on the story of contemporary adult Jewish literacy, through a study of the Me’ah program, which David created in 1994. He teaches several of the Tzion courses in Massachusetts.
David Starr's resume here