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Rabbi Ezra Schwartz Meets With MTA Jewish History Class

This Wednesday, a select group of Yeshiva University High School for Boys’ 12th graders were privileged to hear from a noted Torah scholar, Rabbi Ezra Schwartz. Rabbi Schwartz is a Rosh Yeshiva and Bochen at Yeshiva University, and teaches classes on numerous topics across the Jewish spectrum; he is also the rabbi of the Mount Sinai Congregation in Washington Heights (and a proud MTA parent). Despite his busy schedule, Rabbi Schwartz was able to set aside time to discuss topics being studied by Mr. Jacob Bernstein’s 12th grade Jewish history class. Themes covered in his discussion included the contributions of different rabbis in the 16th century to Kabbalah and other Jewish scriptures, especially to Halacha. Rabbi Schwartz made sure to reference the Shulchan Aruch and the Rema, the most significant works of Halacha produced at that time.

By Shimmy Mandelbaum (‘16)

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