Today is May 23, 2022 / /
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
By Rabbi Dov Linzer
I was pleased to read the teshuva by Rabbi Ysoscher Katz, shlita, on the issue of women leading selichot, a topic that I addressed in a teshuva last year. Rabbi Katz’s halakhic argument appears in the third and final section of his teshuva. … Read the rest
Kyle Savitch graduated from YCT in May 2021. Now, he is directing his energies full-time toward Kehillat Harlem, his grassroots Jewish community, where he serves as the rabbi. He will be helping build the Harlem Jewish community thanks to a grant from Start-Up Shul.… 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
“Rav Ari is a remarkable young man and has been transformative for our community. Can’t imagine what the past many months would have been like without his energy and leadership. Keep cranking out more rabbanim like him!” David Rubin, Skokie, IL
“We couldn’t be more thrilled that Ari has gotten the recognition from Hillel International for the remarkable work he has done over the last three-plus years at Cornell Hillel.… Read the rest
Where in France did you grow up?
I grew up in Strasbourg. It’s in France, near Germany.
What was the Jewish environment like there?
I grew up in an Orthodox environment, so I’ve been learning Jewish texts in a Jewish environment since I was born.… Read the rest
Interview with Rabbi Scott Kalmikoff (’18)
Rabbi Scott Kalmikoff (’18) is a professional genealogist and Global Connections Education Associate at the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.
How did you first become interested in genealogy?
I was about 15 years old when I first became interested in genealogy.… Read the rest
Why do we need a Kollel for Contemporary Halakhic Studies? Our community needs major poskim and halakhic authorities, ones who have deep and broad Torah and halakhic knowledge and who are fully responsive to the human condition and who are anchored in our community and share its concerns and priorities.… Read the rest
Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School (YCT) announces the launch of the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies website, immediately available at Lindenbaumcenter.org.
The Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies is dedicated to promoting an Orthodox halakha that is scrupulous, sophisticated, and responsive.… Read the rest