Ervin Birnbaum was graduated from the rabbinical school of the Jewish
Theological Seminary in New York (1958), and received a Ph.D. from the
Department of Public Law and Government at Columbia University. He served as
Associate Professor of Political Science at the City College of New York,
and, after settling in Israel, taught at Haifa University. For more than 20
years he has served as Rabbi of Congregation Beit Yisrael in Netanya.
Prof. Birnbaum is the author of The Islamic State of Pakistan
(1957), published by the Pakistani Historical Society, The
Politics of Compromise: State and Religion in Israel (Farliegh Dickinson
University Press, 1970), and In the Shadow of the Struggle (Gefen
Publishing House, 1990).