Who Is in Charge? Philosophy of Halakhah

November 30, 2023 $0.00 - $18.00


One of the ongoing debates of modern Jewish life is the extent to which human beings or God should be given the final say on religious questions of ultimate importance. For many, this dilemma is seen as an either/or, and one must choose a side, but a look at two of orthodoxy’s most influential thinkers can shed light on the ways in which the question is far more complicated than most realize.


Rabbi Zachary Truboff is the Director of Rabbinic Education for the International Beit Din, and his work focuses on educating rabbis about halakhic solutions to the agunah problem. He is the author of Torah Goes Forth From Zion: Essays on the Thought of Rav Kook and Rav Shagar, and his writings on contemporary Jewish thought and Zionism have appeared in the Lehrhaus, Arutz Sheva, and Akdamot. Before making aliyah, he served as the rabbi of Cedar Sinai Synagogue in Cleveland, Ohio. He has taught in a variety of adult education settings, such as the Wexner Heritage Program and the Hartman Institute. He received Semikha from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg and Yeshivat Chovevei Torah.

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