Today is May 23, 2022 / /
October 2016, New York—Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School (YCT) announces the launch of the YCTorah Virtual Library, now available at Torahlibrary.org.
A collaborative effort years in the making, the YCTorah Virtual Library brings the Torah teachings and halakhic insights of YCT’s teachers and rebbeim to the larger Jewish community and beyond.… 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
Wednesday, at Yom Kippur services around the world, including multiple at Harvard Hillel, Jews will read from the book of Isaiah:“Loosen the chains of wickedness, undo the bonds of oppression… The Lord will answer you when you call, saying, ‘Here I am’ if you remove from your midst the yoke of oppression.”… Read the rest
Rabbi Aaron Lerner discusses “the pronounced decline of Jewish identity and literacy in North America” on college campuses.… 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
Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz changes the lives of orphans. His interest in adoption grew when he and his wife Shoshana, who currently have two biological children, started trying to adopt five years ago. “We’ve always felt we wanted to give children who needed a home a home,” said Yanklowitz.… Read the rest
Read about how eJewish Philanthropy will introduce readers to three impact investing strategies: shareholder advocacy, ESG incorporation, and thematic impact investments. Rabbi Jacob Siegel discuss his impact on shareholder advocacy.