Today is January 17, 2018 / /
Setting the standard in rabbinic education
In a recent eJewishphilanthrophy article, YCT musmakh Amitai Fraiman, proposes a “reverse Birthright” program, to address the growing chasm between Israel and North American Jewry.
“(US Jews) are people that never send their children to fight for their country … Most of them are having quite convenient lives.” (Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely in a speech on November 22, 2017)
Hotovely’s words are yet another recent example of the lack of understanding and appreciation of American Jewry by Israeli public figures.… Read the rest
YCT musmakh Rabbi Daniel Goodman (’16) claims that the first book of the Torah has plenty to say about sexual exploitation.
“Bill Cosby. Bill O’Reilly. Harvey Weinstein. Kevin Spacey. Charlie Rose. Matt Lauer. John Conyers. What drives these men to engage in such terrible behavior?… Read the rest
YCT musmakh Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz (’10) has written a new piece on the importance of Jewish Adult education in eJewish Philanthropy:
“Adult Jewish learning need not be relegated as an afterthought, nor does it have to follow a cookie cutter approach into mediocrity and, ultimately, irrelevance.… Read the rest
YCT musmakh Rabbi Zach Truboff ’10 has announced the publication of a new IRF Journal, Libi B’Mizrach, a collection of essays and reflections on Religious Zionism. This past year saw two momentous anniversaries in the history of Zionism- fifty years since the Six Day War and one hundred years since the Balfour Declaration.… Read the rest
The support group, informally called “How You Feeling?” is a grassroots project of Rabbi Avram Mlotek, one of the founders of Base Hillel, home-based communities for Jewish millennials that use a rabbi’s home as a convening point for pluralistic Jewish life.… Read the rest
The South African Jewish Report on YCT musmakh Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz’s recent teaching in the South African Jewish community:
“Love him or shun him, Modern Orthodox Rabbi Dr Shmuly Yanklowitz is an extraordinary human being whose controversial views are a spiritual thorn in the establishment’s side.… Read the rest
Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School (YCT) announces the launch of the new Audio Catalog as part of the YCTorah Virtual Library, now available at Torahlibrary.org.
The Audio Catalog includes over 500 recordings of lectures by over 100 presenters from YCT’s annual Yemei Iyun beginning in 2007.… Read the rest
There is a lot of conversation at this time about intermarriage, including a number of recent news reports and articles. Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School states two important points on this matter.Besides intermarriage being strictly prohibited halakhically, it poses grave danger to Jewish continuity.… Read the rest