Daniel Ross Goodman is a rabbi, writer, and scholar from Springfield, Massachusetts (the hometown of Dr. Seuss). A former contributor to the Books & Arts section of The Weekly Standard and current contributor to the Washington Examiner, he is author of the novel A Single Life (2020) and the book Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Wonder and Religion in American Cinema (2020). His next book, Soloveitchik's Children: Irving Greenberg, David Hartman, Jonathan Sacks, and the Future of Jewish Theology in America, will be published next year by the University of Alabama Press. In 2021-22 he will be a research scholar at the University of Salzburg in Austria.
Goodman holds a Ph.D. from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and studied English & Comparative Literature at Columbia University.