Marty Lockshin was born and educated in Toronto. He studied in Israel (where he received rabbinical ordination at Yeshivat Mercaz Harav Kook) and in the United States (where he earned his PhD from Brandeis University). He has been working at York University for the last 32 years, where he is professor of Humanities and Hebrew.
Marty's expertise is in the history of Jewish Bible commentaries, and on the intellectual interactions between Jews and Christians. He has published six books and many academic articles.
Marty has been very involved over the years with York's Jewish Teacher Education program which trains teachers for careers as Jewish educators.
Marty is married and has four children and three grandchildren. He has lived in Israel for eight or nine years-as a student and as a sabbaticant-and often travels there. He is an active member of the Jewish community of Toronto and often writes for the popular Jewish press.