Rabbi Daniel Sperber was born in Wales in 1940, and received his rabbinic ordination at Yeshivat Kol Torah in Israel. He holds a doctorate in the areas of Ancient History and Hebrew Studies from University College, London.
Rabbi Sperber is the Milan Roven professor of Talmud at Bar Ilan University, where he is also the President of the Ludwig and Erica Jesselson Institute for Advanced Torah Studies. He is honorary chancellor of the Canadian Yeshiva and Rabbinical School in Toronto, and the rabbi of Menachem Zion congregation in the Old City of Jerusalem where he resides.
In 1992, Rabbi Sperber won the Israel Prize for Jewish Studies. He is married, and has 10 children.