Monday, March 27, 2023

Rabbi Jeremy Wieder, rosh yeshiva at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary at Yeshiva University, will be delivering two consecutive shiurim on Sunday morning, December 18 at Congregation Agudath Sholom, as part of a pre-Chanukah Yom Iyun.

The program will begin at 9 a.m. with a light breakfast.

The first shiur will be at 9:30 a.m., and focus on the subject of “Abortion and Jewish Law.” The second shiur will follow at 10:30 a.m., and focus on “Gun Control and Jewish Law.”

Rabbi Jeremy Wieder is Yeshiva University’s Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Professor of Talmud in the Mazer Yeshiva Program and an adjunct professor of Bible at Yeshiva College. He is a prolific scholar, with more than 900 lectures on Judaism captured on audio and video and available online.

Rabbi Wieder was one of the first Americans to win the International Bible Contest. He graduated summa cum laude from Yeshiva College in 1991, and received an MS in American Jewish history from the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. He was ordained at RIETS and holds a PhD in Judaic studies from New York University.

“We are privileged to be hosting Rabbi Wieder in our community to discuss these important topics, as they intersect with halacha,” said Michael Feldstein, who is chairing the event. “Rabbi Wieder is especially skilled at taking contemporary issues and providing a halachic framework around them.”

The program is free and open to the entire community.

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