Mendel Kalmenson

Mendel Kalmenson


Mendel is the author of several popular Jewish-themed books including Seeds of Wisdom, A Time to Heal and Positivity Bias, which is now available as a course of study from the Jewish Learning Institute. His forthcoming book, People of the Word, will be published in Winter 2021. Mendel is also the associate editor of the Chumash Project, a monumental initiative encompassing the entire body of Jewish teaching, giving the English reader unprecedented access to its wisdom and guidance.

Mendel has written hundreds of articles on Jewish thought, and his essays have been published in the Jewish News, the Jewish Chronicle, Times of Israel, the Jewish Press, Mishpacha Magazine and the LA Jewish Journal. He is a former editor at, one of the first and largest Jewish educational websites. His writings have been translated into Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

Mendel’s work has brought him to over fifty countries, engaging with the international community and supporting Jewish life across the globe. Through his People of Interest series, Mendel has hosted conversations with over 150 notable personalities and academics including Harvard Professor Stephen Pinker, Dr. Edith Eger, and former chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau.

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