Today is August 8, 2022 / /
By Rabbi Dov Linzer for The Jewish Forward
Yom Kippur is almost upon us. According to Torah law, the Jewish people are mandated to fast the entire day. This can be difficult enough for most people, but particularly so for those with eating disorders.… Read the rest
by Rabbi Haggai Resnikoff
Two years ago, when I first began thinking about having a climate conference, my student, now Rabbi Hody Nemes, a climate activist himself, noted to me that he was interested in finding answers to the following questions: Does the halakha (Jewish law) have anything to say about what kind of car he should buy?… Read the rest
In the Name of God, Ruler of the Universe
By Rabbi Ysoscher Katz
Our Rosh Yeshivah, Rabbi Dov Linzer (shlita), was recently asked if women are permitted to function as shelichot tzibur (prayer leaders on behalf of the community) for the recital of the selichot (penitential prayers) and God’s 13 Attributes of Mercy.… Read the rest
Training Modern Orthodox rabbis who will be leaders of Klal Yisrael
Building communities that are inclusive and welcoming
Teaching Torah that motivates and inspires
By Joshua Flanders
In Chicago’s large Orthodox Jewish community, Rabbi Ari Hart stands out.
As a leader at Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue in Skokie, Illinois, Hart focuses on the roles of women within their community, inclusion of LGBTQ individuals, and other accessibility issues as simple as welcoming different styles of worship.… Read the rest
Rabbi Ari Weiss honored for Cornell Hillel leadership
By Joe Wilensky
Rabbi Ari Weiss, executive director of Cornell Hillel, is one of 16 honorees recognized by Hillel International, the largest worldwide Jewish campus organization.
Weiss, who has led Cornell Hillel since July 2016, received the Richard M.… Read the rest
This has been one of the most remarkable years in the history of YCT.
When so many organizations faced devastating effects of the pandemic, you, our cherished partners, increased your support, propelled us to new heights, and we thrived.
Your investment enabled us to continue to produce stellar rabbis who are supporting individuals and transforming Jewish communities.… Read the rest
By Rabbi Haggai Resnikoff (Rebbe & Director of Community Learning) for eJewishPhilanthropy
What is your solution to the climate crisis?
That is my question to everyone who was disappointed with President Biden’s revocation of the Keystone XL pipeline permit last week.… Read the rest
Building on last year’s momentum and unparalleled success, we have brought vigor and unwavering commitment to this current year, 2021-2022, to fully actualize our new vision, which we have concretized in a fresh, dynamic logo and look, soon-to-be released website, and a clearly articulated statement:YCT seeks to create a spiritually vibrant and intellectually open Orthodox community whose Torah radiates outwards to help transform the entire Jewish world.… Read the rest
Rabbi Jacob Siegel, ’16, Director of Engagement for JLens, an organization that serves as a bridge between the Jewish community and the responsible investing arena, writes: