[BS/RBS list] Great Shiur Saturday night Rabbi Aryeh Klapper
Miriam Zussman (JENNISON ASSOCIATES)
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Wed Feb 20 00:22:33 EST 2019
"Who is Eligible for Smicha and Why" Saturday night February 23 20:15 at 16 Shimon Refreshments will be served if possible polease RSVP to this email. Many thanks
Maimonides excludes a wide variety of Jews from semikhah, among them converts,
monarchs, women, and more. Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik nonetheless argues that
there is a form of semikhah, including eligibility for the Sanhedrin, which is
open to everyone. The shiur will integrate the Rav's Talmudic commentary and
philosophic writings to explain how and why he does this.
Rabbi Aryeh Klapper ia a musmach of REITS and is Dean of the Center for Modern
Torah Leadership, which brings rigorous traditional scholarship,
interdisciplinary openness, and a deeply humanist understanding of halakhah to
every aspect of Jewish and public life. CMTL develops present and future
Modern Orthodox leaders, male and female, through unique programs of intense
Talmud Torah that catalyze intellectual creativity and educational innovation.
He is a cofounder of the Boston Agunah Task Force and serves as Senior Dayan on
the Boston Beit Din.
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