Daniel Schwartz is an associate professor of history and the director of the Judaic Studies Program at George Washington University. He is the author of The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image (2012), which was co-winner of the Salo W. Baron Prize for best first book in Jewish studies and a National Jewish Book Award finalist, and most recently of Spinoza’s Challenge to Jewish Thought: Writings on His Life, Philosophy, and Legacy (2019) and Ghetto: The History of a Word (2019).