Avraham Grossman (Hebrew: אברהם גרוסמן; born: March 10, 1936) is a professor emeritus in the Jewish history department in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Recipient of 2003 Israel Prize for his contributions to Jewish history.
Avraham Grossman was born in 1936 in Tiberias and grew up in Mishmar HaYarden.
In 1948 his family moved to Haifa. Served in Education and Youth Corps of Israel Defense Forces.
After his military service, he started his studies in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and learned Jewish history and Talmud for bachelor and master degrees. His master thesis was about Gershom ben Judah and was supervised by Ephraim Urbach. His doctorate work, The Rabbinical literature in Ashkenas and North France in the eleventh century, also supervised by Urbach. Graossman got his doctorate in 1974 and moved to London for postdoc in SOAS, University of London and manuscript research in the Bodleian Library.
Grossman have been appointed lecturer in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem by 1976 and full professor by 1986. Between 1991-1992 he was the head of the Jewish history department. In 2007 he became professor emeritus.
Grossman have been a visiting professor in Harvard University, Ohio State University and Yale University in the years 1985, 1986 and 1988 respectively.
Grossman is married to Rachel since 1961, and has 4 children, one of them is a professor in the bible department at Bar-Ilan University.
Grossman is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
Grossman won Bialik Prize in 1996 for his book The Early Sages of France.