Saturday, July 20, 2019

Rabbi Elli Fischer

(Courtesy of Cong. Agudath Sholom) Rabbi Elli Fischer, a noted scholar and writer from Israel, will be giving a shiur at Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford on Sunday morning, Februray 24, at 9:30 a.m. after morning minyan.

The topic for his presentation is “A Religious Zionist Shulhan Arukh—On the Popular Appeal of Peninei Halakha.”

A light breakfast will be served after the shiur.

“We are delighted to be able to bring Rabbi Fischer to our community, and allow our members an opportunity to hear this wonderful scholar,” said Rabbi Oran Zweiter, the assistant rabbi at Congregation Agudath Sholom, who made the arrangements for Rabbi Fischer’s appearance.

Rabbi Fischer is an independent writer, translator and editor. Previously, he was the JLIC rabbi and campus educator at the University of Maryland. He holds rabbinical ordination from Israel’s Chief Rabbinate, and is working toward a doctorate in Jewish history at Tel Aviv University.

His original writing has appeared in Commentary, Moment, Jewish Review of Books, Mosaic, Jewish Ideas Daily, Journal of Halakha and Contemporary Society, New York Jewish Week, Jewish Action and elsewhere. Among his translated works are “By Faith Alone: The Story of Rabbi Yehuda Amital,” and he is the editor of Rabbi Eliezer Melamed’s Peninei Halakha series in English. He also is an editor at Lehrhaus, an online publication on Jewish thought.

The program is free and open to the entire community.


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