Bhikkhu Bodhi (born December 10, 1944), born Jeffrey Block, is an American Theravada Buddhist monk, ordained in Sri Lanka and currently teaching in the New York and New Jersey area. He was appointed the second president of the Buddhist Publication Society and has edited and authored several publications grounded in the Theravada Buddhist tradition.
In 1944, Block was born in
Brooklyn, New York, from Jewish parents. He grew up in Borough Park, where he attended elementary school P.S. 160. In 1966, he obtained a B.A. in philosophy from  Brooklyn College. In 1972, he obtained a PhD in philosophy from Claremont Graduate University. 
In 1967, while still a graduate student, Bodhi was ordained as a
śrāmaṇera (novitiate) in the Vietnamese Mahayana order. In 1972, after graduation, Bodhi traveled to  Sri Lanka where, under Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero, he received sāmaṇera ordination in the Theravada school and, in 1973, he received full ordination as a Theravada  bhikkhu or monk.
In 1984, succeeding co-founder
Nyanaponika Thera, Bodhi was appointed English-language editor of the  Buddhist Publication Society (BPS, Sri Lanka) and, in 1988, became its president.   In 2002, he retired from the society's editorship while still remaining its president.   
In 2000, at the United Nations' first official
Vesak celebration, Bodhi gave the keynote address.
In 2002, after retiring as editor of BPS,
Bodhi returned to the United States. After living at Bodhi Monastery (  Lafayette Township, New Jersey), he now lives and teaches at  Chuang Yen Monastery ( Carmel, New York), and is the president of the Buddhist Association of the United States. 
Bhikkhu Bodhi is founder of the organization
Buddhist Global Relief, which funds projects to fight hunger and to empower women across the world.
Bodhi, Bhikkhu (1989). The Discourse on the Fruit of Recluseship (The . Samannaphala Sutta and Its Commentaries) Buddhist Publication Society. ISBN . 978-9552400452
Bodhi, Bhikkhu; Bhikkhu, Ñāṇamoli (1995). The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the . Majjhima Nikaya Wisdom Publications. ISBN . 9780861710720
Bodhi, Bhikkhu (1998). Great Discourse on Causation: . Mahanidana Sutta and Its Commentaries Buddhist Publication Society. ISBN . 978-9552401176
Bodhi, Bhikkhu; Thera, Nyanaponika (2000). Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: An Anthology of Suttas from the . Altamira Press. Anguttara Nikaya ISBN . 978-0742504059
Bodhi, Bhikkhu (2000). The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A New Translation of the . Samyutta Nikaya Wisdom Publications. ISBN . 9780861713318
Bodhi, Bhikkhu (2001). The Buddha and His Dhamma. Buddhist Publication Society. ISBN . 978-9552402012
Bodhi, Bhikkhu (2006). . Pariyatti. The Noble Eightfold Path: Way to the End of Suffering (3rd edition) ISBN . 978-1928706076
Bodhi, Bhikkhu (2007). The Discourse on the All-Embracing Net of Views: The . Brahmajala Sutta Commentarial Exegesis (2nd Edition) Buddhist Publication Society. ISBN . 978-9552400520
Bodhi, Bhikkhu (2012). The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the . Anguttara Nikaya Wisdom Publications. ISBN . 9781614290407
Bodhi, Bhikkhu (2000). A Comprehensive Manual of . Pariyatti. Abhidhamma: The Abhidhammattha Sangaha of Ācariya Anuruddha ISBN . 978-1928706021
Bodhi, Bhikkhu (2005). In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the . Pali Canon Wisdom Publications. ISBN . 9780861714919
Bodhi, Bhikkhu (2016). The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon. Wisdom Publications. ISBN . 9781614293552
Bodhi, Bhikkhu (2016). The Discourse on the Root of Existence: The . Mulapariyaya Sutta and its Commentaries (3rd edition) Buddhist Publication Society. ISBN . 955-24-0064-3
Bodhi, Bhikkhu (2017). The . Suttanipata: An Ancient Collection of the Buddha's Discourses and Its Canonical Commentaries Wisdom Publications. ISBN . 9781614294290
Bodhi, Bhikkhu (2017). Investigating the Dhamma: A Collection of Papers. Pariyatti. ISBN . 978-1681720685 Bodhi, Bhikkhu (2017). Dhamma Reflections: Collected Essays of Bhikkhu Bodhi. Pariyatti. ISBN . 978-1681720326
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"About BPS". Buddhist Publication Society . Retrieved . May 24, 2015
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"Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi". Bodhi Monastery . Retrieved . May 24, 2015
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"Climbing to the Top of the Mountain". The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. Archived from the original on April 17, 2012 . Retrieved . May 24, 2015
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Connected Discourses (2000), p. 5, Bodhi dedicates the tome to "the memory of my teacher Venerable Abhidhajamaharatthaguru Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Mahanayaka Thera (1896–1998) and to the memories of my chief kalyanamittas in my life as a Buddhist monk, Venerable Nyanaponika Mahathera (1901–1994) and Venerable Piyadassi Maha Thera (1914–1998)".
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"BPS "Newsletter" (1st Mailing 2008, No. 59)" (PDF). Note: The author [Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, related to the article "The Buddhist Publication Society of Kandy: A Brief Account of Its Contributions to Buddhist Literature," pp. 4–7] served as the editor of the BPS from 1984 until 2002 and has remained its president since 1988.
"Lecture on Vesak Day by Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi". Buddhanet . Retrieved . May 24, 2015
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, p. 333. The Best Buddhist Writing 2008 Shambhala Publications, 2008. ISBN 9781590306154. Accessed May 10, 2017. "Bhikkhu Bodhi, an American Buddhist monk, was ordained in Sri Lanka in 1972.... He currently lives at Bodhi Monastery in Lafayette, New Jersey."
"BAUS President Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, 2013 -". Archived from the original on September 16, 2016 . Retrieved . September 8, 2016
"Buddhist Global Relief" . Retrieved . May 24, 2015