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14th Annual Yemei Iyun a Success

Posted on June 24, 2016

YCT’s 14th Annual YCT Yemei Iyun on Bible and Jewish Thought has come to a successful close. The event, held at SAR High School in Riverdale, had an impressive list of speakers included Rabbi Hayyim Angel, Rabbi Daniel Epstein, Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom, Miriam Gedwiser, Dr.… Read the rest

Overcoming the Selfishness of Sodom: Six Steps in a Jewish Approach to Impact Investing

Posted on June 24, 2016

In “Overcoming the Selfishness of Sodom: Six Steps in a Jewish Approach to Impact Investing,” Rabbi Jacob Siegel ’16 writes about the importance of ethical business dealings. This article was published on June 10 in Impact Alpha.… Read the rest

Highlights from Chag HaSemikha

Posted on June 24, 2016

We were overjoyed to celebrate our Annual Chag HaSemikha with over 300 guests last week. After graduating our largest class to date, we now have more than 100 graduates serving the Jewish community around the world. Among our thirteen graduates, Rabbi Aviad Bodner, Rabbi of the Stanton Street Synagogue on the Lower East Side, was the first to complete our Semikha for Rabbinic Professionals track, a profound achievement.… Read the rest

Modern Orthodoxy Needs to Expand Its Theological Reach

Posted on June 24, 2016

In “Modern Orthodoxy Needs To Expand Its Theological Reach,” published on June 2 in the Jewish Week, Rabbi Ysoscher Katz writes about where Modern Orthodoxy stands today and how it can sustain itself in the future.… Read the rest

The Joy of Text: New Episode

Posted on June 24, 2016

 

A new episode of the Joy of Text, the podcast on sex and Orthodoxy, was released on June 7. In this episode, Rabbi Dov Linzer and Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus discuss navigating niddah. The Joy of Text is produced by the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies at YCT, JOFA, and Jewish Public Media.… Read the rest

Rabbi Ysoscher Katz on Blogcast Panel

Posted on June 24, 2016

Between May 31 and June 2, Rabbi Ysoscher Katz participated in JOFA’s Blogcast panel discussion on the halakhic and societal issues surrounding women’s aliyot. The other panelists included Channa Lockshin Bob, Rabbi David Brofsky, and Miriam Gedwiser. A transcript of the Blogcast and other related materials can be found on JOFA’s website.… Read the rest

Judaism and the Demands of Australian Law

Posted on June 8, 2016

In a recent court case it was suggested, incorrectly, that Jewish law prevents reporting a fellow Jew to the authorities in cases of wrongdoing – even concerning child abuse. Rabbi Benjamin Elton delves into this topic. http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2016/04/18/4445344.htmRead the rest

Can Orthodoxy Be the New Center?

Posted on June 6, 2016

Cornell Hillel Names Rabbi Ari Weiss Executive Director http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=002a958d1dde44de216ab9e1f&id=606eced44aRead the rest

A More Inclusive Modern Orthodoxy

Posted on June 6, 2016

A new, lay organization called PORAT invites individuals to focus on building community by engaging in civil discourse rather than ostracizing. http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/202196/a-more-inclusive-modern-orthodoxyRead the rest

32 Most Inspiring Rabbis

Posted on June 6, 2016

Rabbis Jeff Fox, Shmuly Yanklowitz, and Avram Mlotek are featured in The Forward’s 32 Most Inpiring Rabbis. Read. Share. Honor. Be inspired. And be grateful to live at a time when so many men and women are devoted to the best in Jewish life.… Read the rest

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