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The Spiritual Trauma of Taking a Life

Posted on July 17, 2017

Read Rabbi Asher Lopatin’s piece in My Jewish Learning on parasha Matot Masei about how the kosher practice of waiting between meat and dairy reminds us of Moses’ discomfort with violence.… Read the rest

A Blacklisted Diaspora Rabbi Is Pleased To Find Himself In Good Company

Posted on July 11, 2017

Adam Scheier ’04, Rabbi of Leonard Cohen’s Orthodox Montreal synagogue, says the issue is not getting himself off the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s list, but that there is a list at all.… Read the rest

Statement Regarding Intermarriage

Posted on June 16, 2017

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

Was the Chatam Sofer Really So Fair?

Posted on June 7, 2017

Daniel Geretz ’17 discusses in Times of Israel how as Jews in the 21st century do we reconcile our beliefs with the Chatam Sofer’s statement that “innovation is biblically forbidden” ?… Read the rest

YCT’s Pastoral Training in the Jewish Week

Posted on May 24, 2017

Student Gabriel Kretzmer Seed ’17 letter to the editor of the Jewish Week about YCT’s omission within its recent Steve Lipman’s article “Rabbis-To-Be Getting Psyched Up,” May 17.… Read the rest

Rabbi Seth Winberg Named Executive Director of Hillel At Brandeis

Posted on May 24, 2017

Mazel Tov Rabbi Seth Winberg ’11! Brandeis University is pleased to announce the selection of Rabbi Seth Winberg as the executive director of Hillel at Brandeis, effective August 21.  Winberg is a recognized leader who will bring extraordinary experience and guidance to Brandeis’ vibrant Jewish community.… Read the rest

Who’s in? Who’s out?

Posted on May 11, 2017

Who is a Jew in good standing? Who is in and who is out of the tribe? Rabbi Dov Linzer to discuss Jewish identity in Teaneck this upcoming shabbos at the Davar Institute.

For more information about each os his talks and location information please click below.… Read the rest

I Could Not Comfort Myself

Posted on May 2, 2017

Diaspora Jews admire the IDF, but for Rabbi Avi Weiss, one of the most prominent rabbis in the United States, this honor became personal after his daughter immigrated to Israel and his grandchildren enlisted. “When I was young, I always thought that my job as a rabbi during times of pain was to find a formula that would remove the darkness.”… Read the rest

‘Fleet as an Eagle’: Scouts Soar into the Rabbinate

Posted on April 26, 2017

Rabbi Josh Feigelson and Dan Margulies ’17 are featured in this article showcasing Eagle Scouts gone on to become Rabbis in the field… Read the rest

Looking for a Way to Commemorate Yom Ha-Shoah?

Posted on April 24, 2017

The Holocaust—perhaps the twentieth century’s most religiously significant event—is remembered without religious sentiment, or even religious language. The tones are institutional, the palette secular, and the effect much external fanfare and sparse internal fervor. Ben Greenfield ’17 discusses the Seder ha-Levayah le-Yom Ha-Shoah in the Lehrhaus.com.… Read the rest

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