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Daniel Hershkowitz

Daniel Hershkowitz
Date of birth (1953-01-02) 2 January 1953
Place of birth Haifa, Israel
Knessets 18
Faction represented in Knesset
2009–2013 The Jewish Home
Ministerial roles
2009–2013 Minister of Science & Technology

Daniel Hershkowitz (Hebrew: דניאל הרשקוביץ; born 2 January 1953, Haifa, Israel) is an Israeli politician, mathematician and rabbi. He previously served as a professor of mathematics at the Technion and is also rabbi of the Ahuza neighborhood in Haifa. He was appointed president of Bar-Ilan University in 2013.[1][2]


  • Biography 1
    • Education 1.1
    • Academia 1.2
    • Political career 1.3
  • References 2
  • External links 3



Hershkowitz earned his BSc in 1973, MSc in 1976, and DSc in 1982, all from the Technion. His yeshiva studies were conducted at Mercaz Harav; he received his Semikha (ordination) in 1995 from Rabbis She'ar Yashuv Cohen, Shlomo Chelouche and Nehemyah Roth, as well as an additional ordination "Rabbi of the City" from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel (2001).[3]


He has published over 80 mathematics articles in academic journals. He was President of the International Linear Algebra Society[4] (2002-2008[5]), and was previously a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[1][3] In 1982 he was awarded the Landau Research Prize in Mathematics; in 1990, the New England Academic Award for Excellence in Research; in 1990, the Technion’s Award for Excellence in Teaching; and in 1991, the Henri Gutwirth Award for Promotion of Research.[1]

Political career

In 2009 he was elected to the Knesset as the leader of the Jewish Home, and was appointed Minister of Science and Technology after joining Benjamin Netanyahu's government.[1][6][7] He did not contest the 2013 elections and subsequently left the Knesset.


  1. ^ a b c d Biography,
  2. ^ Board of Trustees Approves Appointment of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz as Next President of Bar-Ilan University
  3. ^ a b
  4. ^ International Linear Algebra Society
  5. ^ ILAS Officers
  6. ^ Netanyahu sworn in as Israel's prime minister Haaretz, 1 April 2009.
  7. ^ "Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz", a profile at Ministry of Science and Technology website

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