Writer; Religion Columnist, The New York Times
Mark Oppenheimer writes the Beliefs column, about religion, for The New York Times and is an editor at large for the online magazine Tablet. In 2014-2015, he was the Corcoran Visiting Professor in Christian-Jewish Relations at Boston College. He has also taught at Yale, Stanford, NYU, Wesleyan, and Wellesley. Oppenheimer is the author of three books, including Thirteen and a Day: The Bar and Bat Mitzvah Across America and Wisenheimer, about his years on the high school debate circuit. He has contributed to “This American Life,” Buzzfeed, Playboy, and The Christian Century. Oppenheimer has won the Hiett Prize and the (now defunct) Koret Prize.