Provided by Wikipedia Andrea Weiss is an American rabbi, author, and Assistant Professor of Bible at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, where she was ordained in 1993. In 2006 she published the book ''Figurative Language in Biblical Prose Narrative: Metaphor in the Book of Samuel (Supplements to Vetus Testamentum)''. She was associate editor of ''The Torah: A Women’s Commentary'', which won the 2008 Jewish Book of the Year Award from the Jewish Book Council. She was once a student of Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, who was the chief editor of the book. Weiss gave the 2012 Goodman Lecture at St. Catherine's University on "Ancient Words, New Voices: The Story of The Torah—A Women’s Commentary. The Center for American Progress named Weiss as a faith leader to watch in 2018 because of her efforts to highlight the voices of a diverse set of religious scholars.