The University of Chicago Divinity School has named an Orthodox Jewish woman as its new dean.
Zoloth, a bioethicist and a scholar of religion and Judaic studies, was the inaugural director of the Jewish studies program at San Francisco State University, and in 2014 was the president of the American Academy of Religion.
Laurie Zoloth, 67, was born to secular Jewish family but became Orthodox in her college years.
According to Frank Yamada, the executive director of the Association of Theological Schools, Zoloth is the first Jewish dean of any university divinity school. Read more here.