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Chaim Soloveitchik
Chaim (Halevi) Soloveitchik (Yiddish: חיים סאָלאָווייטשיק, Polish: Chaim Sołowiejczyk), also known as Reb Chaim Brisker (1853 – 30 July 1918), was a rabbi and Talmudic scholar credited as the founder of the popular Brisker approach to Talmudic study within Judaism. He was born in Volozhin
Volozhin
in 1853, where his father, Rabbi
Rabbi
Yosef Dov Soloveitchik served as a lecturer in the famous Volozhiner Yeshiva. After a few years, his father was appointed as a Rav in Slutzk, where young Chaim was first educated. While still a youngster, his genius and lightning-quick grasp were widely recognized
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Lander College
Coordinates: 40°43′26″N 73°48′54″W / 40.724°N 73.815°W / 40.724; -73.815 The Lander College for Men is a private men's division of Touro College and University System
Touro College and University System
located in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, New York City. Its stated goal is to provide a college curriculum while maintaining a traditional Yeshiva environment. Generally, its attendees are students who have attended post-high school programs studying Talmud
Talmud
prior to their attendance, primarily in Israel.Contents1 Background and history 2 Academic environment 3 Notable alumni 4 Notable faculty 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksBackground and history[edit] The Lander College for Men opened in the fall of 2000, and before long moved onto its 7-acre (28,000 m2) campus in Kew Gardens Hills.[1] It graduated its first class in 2003
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Yeshivat Har Etzion
Yeshivat Har Etzion
Yeshivat Har Etzion
(YHE; Hebrew: ישיבת הר עציון‬), commonly known as "Gush", is a hesder yeshiva located in Alon Shvut, an Israeli settlement
Israeli settlement
in Gush Etzion
Gush Etzion
in the West Bank, near Jerusalem, Israel. With a student body of roughly 480, it is one of the largest hesder yeshivot in Israel
Israel
and the West Bank.[1]Contents1 Overview 2 History 3 Educational and religious philosophy 4 Libraries 5 Virtual Beit Midrash 6 KMTT 7 Notable faculty 8 Notable alumni 9 See also 10 References 11 External linksOverview[edit] Most of the students are Israelis in the hesder program, which integrates intensive yeshiva study with at least 15 months of active service in the Israel
Israel
Defense Forces. Post-high school overseas students are also accepted after undergoing a selective application and interview process
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Volozhin
Valozhyn, Vałožyn or Volozhin (Belarusian: Вало́жын, [vaˈɫoʐɨn], Russian: Воло́жин, Lithuanian: Valažinas, Polish: Wołożyn, Yiddish: וואָלאָזשין‎ Volozhin; also written as Wolozin and Wolozhin[1]) is a town in the Minsk Region
Minsk Region
of Belarus. The population is 11,500 (1995)
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Rosh Yeshiva
Rosh Yeshiva
Yeshiva
(Hebrew: ראש ישיבה‬; pl. Heb. rashei yeshiva; pl. Yeshivish: rosh yeshivahs) is the title given to the dean of a Talmudical academy (yeshiva). It is a compound word of the Hebrew words rosh ("head") and yeshiva (a school of religious Jewish education). The rosh yeshiva is required to have a comprehensive knowledge of the Talmud
Talmud
and the ability to analyse and present new perspectives, called chidushim (novellae) verbally and often in print.Contents1 Role 2 History 3 General role 4 Rosh yeshiva dynasties 5 Famous rosh yeshivas 6 Current rosh yeshivas 7 Role 8 Role of mashgiach ruchani 9 ReferencesRole[edit] The primary role of the rosh yeshiva is not simply to be the dean, but is generally to say the highest-level lecture in the yeshiva, which is usually a program of at least two years
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Migdal Oz (seminary)
Stella K. Abraham Beit Midrash for Women, commonly known as Migdal Oz (Hebrew: מדרשת מגדל עוז‬), is an Orthodox Jewish institution of higher Torah study
Torah study
for women located in the Kibbutz Migdal Oz
Migdal Oz
in Gush Etzion
Gush Etzion
in the West Bank.[1]Contents1 Overview 2 History 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksOverview[edit] Migdal Oz
Migdal Oz
is the sister school of Yeshivat Har Etzion, sharing its general philosophy, leadership and many faculty members
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Berel Soloveitchik
Not to be confused with Yosef Dov Soloveichik (Bais HaLevi) and Joseph B. Soloveitchik Berel (Yosef Dov) Soloveichik (1915–1981) was a rabbi and the son of Rabbi
Rabbi
Yitzchak Zev Soloveichik
Yitzchak Zev Soloveichik
and one of the leading Rosh Yeshivas ("heads of the yeshiva") of the Brisk yeshivas
Brisk yeshivas
in Jerusalem, Israel. He was a first cousin to Joseph B. Soloveitchik, who was named after the Beis HaLevi, like himself
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Avrohom Yehoshua Soloveitchik
Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Soloveitchik (born 1949) is the rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Brisk, one of the Brisk yeshivas in Jerusalem, Israel
Israel
that attracts elite Talmudic students from the United States.[1][2] The Talmudic college has over 1000 students
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Mosheh Lichtenstein
Rabbi Mosheh Lichtenstein
Mosheh Lichtenstein
(Hebrew: משה ליכטנשטיין‬; born July 7, 1961) is a co- Rosh yeshiva of Yeshivat Har Etzion
Yeshivat Har Etzion
located in Alon Shvut.[1] He is the son of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein. Works[edit]Moses - Envoy of God, Envoy of His People "What" Hath Brisk Wrought: The Brisker Derekh Revisited The Torah U-Madda Journal, No. 9 (2000) Kol Isha: A Women's Voice, Tradition Vol. 46, No. 1 (2008)References[edit]^ "Roshei Yeshiva". Retrieved July 16, 2017. External links[edit]"What" Hath Brisk Wrought: The Brisker Derekh Revisited at YUTorah Onlinev t eRoshei Yeshiva of Yeshivat Har EtzionRoshei YeshivaBaruch Gigi Mosheh Lichtenstein Yaaqov MedanFormer Roshei YeshivaYehuda Amital Aharon Lichtensteinhttp://traditionarchive.org/news/article.cfm?id=105748This biographical article about an Israeli rabbi is a stub
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Jonathan Rosenblatt
Jonathan I. Rosenblatt (born August 31, 1956) is an American Modern Orthodox rabbi, teacher, lecturer, and counselor. Biography[edit] A native of Baltimore, Rabbi
Rabbi
Rosenblatt has served for more than thirty years as the Senior Rabbi
Rabbi
of the Riverdale Jewish Center in The Bronx, New York
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Refael Shapiro
Shapiro, and its variations such as Shapira, Schapiro, Schapira, Sapira, Spira, Sapiro, Szapiro (in Polish) and Chapiro (in French), is a Jewish surname which can be either Ashkenazi
Ashkenazi
or Sephardi.[1]Contents1 Etymology 2 Notable people surnamed Shapiro 3 Other uses 4 See also 5 ReferencesEtymology[edit] One theory suggests that it derives from Shpira, the Hebrew/Yiddish name for Spira (Hebrew: שפירא‎), pronounced Shpira, (which is an Aramaic borrowed word meaning "handsome"[2]), the medieval name of Speyer, Germany.[3][4] The Jewish community of Speyer
Speyer
was one of three leading cities central to the development of Ashkenazi
Ashkenazi
culture, referred to as the ShUM-cities, an acronym based on the names of the cities. Other name variants are Sapiro, Spira, Spire, Spiro, Spero, Chapiro, Sprai, Szpir, Szpiro, Saphir, Sapir and Spear
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Aharon Lichtenstein
Aharon Lichtenstein
Aharon Lichtenstein
(May 23, 1933 – April 20, 2015) was a noted Orthodox rabbi and rosh yeshiva.[2] He was an authority in Jewish law (Halakha).[3]Contents1 Biography 2 Works 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Rabbi
Rabbi
Lichtenstein was born in Paris, France, but grew up in the United States, studied in Yeshiva Rabbi
Rabbi
Chaim Berlin under Rabbi Yitzchok Hutner. He earned a BA and semicha ("rabbinic ordination") at Yeshiva University
Yeshiva University
under Rabbi
Rabbi
Joseph B
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Yeshiva Toras Moshe
Yeshiva
Yeshiva
Toras Moshe is an English-speaking Litvish
Litvish
Orthodox Yeshiva
Yeshiva
in Jerusalem, Israel. Founded in 1982, it was established in Israel
Israel
to cater to post-high school students from English-speaking countries.[2] It has since graduated over 1,000 students.Contents1 History1.1 Staff2 Studies2.1 Students 2.2 Curriculum 2.3 Institutional Philosophy3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] The yeshiva was founded in 1982 by Rabbi Moshe Meiselman, a grandson of Rabbi Moshe Soloveichik and nephew and student of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, together with Rabbi Doniel Lehrfeld, now Rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Bais Yisroel. Meiselman named the yeshiva after his grandfather[2][3] Rabbi Moshe Soloveichik (1879–1941)
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Isadore Twersky
Isadore Twersky (born Yitzchak Asher Twersky, October 9, 1930 – October 12, 1997) was an Orthodox rabbi and Hasidic
Hasidic
Rebbe, and university professor who held the position of the Nathan Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy at Harvard University, a chair previously held by Harry Austryn Wolfson. Twersky was an internationally recognized authority on Rabbinic literature and Jewish philosophy. He was especially known as an international expert in the writings and influence of the 12th-century Jewish legalist and philosopher Maimonides, and Abraham ben David, the Rabad of Posquieres. His best-known works are, An Introduction to the Code of Maimonides (Mishneh Torah), and the more popular anthology, A Maimonides
Maimonides
Reader, as well as Rabad of Posquieres: A Twelfth-Century Talmudist, which was based on his doctorate work
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Mayer Twersky
Mayer E. Twersky (born October 17, 1960) is an Orthodox rabbi and one of the roshei yeshiva at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) of Yeshiva University. He holds the Leib Merkin Distinguished Professorial Chair in Talmud and Jewish Philosophy.[1] His popular lectures emphasize a combination of conceptual analyses and ethical imperatives. Twersky hails from the well-known chassidic family of Chernobyl. He is the younger son of Isadore Twersky. His brother, Moshe Twersky, was murdered in the 2014 Jerusalem
Jerusalem
synagogue massacre. He is a 5th cousin of Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski. Other cousins include the Grand Rabbis of Chernobyl, and many people with the last name of Twersky or Twerski. He is also a grandson of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. Twersky attended the Maimonides School, which his grandfather founded,[2] through high school. He then attended Harvard College, while studying Talmud privately with his grandfather
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Ahron Soloveichik
Ahron (Aaron) Soloveichik;[1](Hebrew: אהרן סולובייצ'יק‎; May 1, 1917 - October 4, 2001) was a renowned scholar of Talmud, Halakha and a Rosh Yeshiva; known especially within circles of Orthodox Judaism.Contents1 Biography 2 Works 3 Articles 4 Brisk family tree 5 External links 6 NotesBiography[edit] The youngest of five children, Soloveichik was born to Rabbi Moshe Soloveichik in Khislavichi, Russia, at which time his father was the rabbi of that town.[2] Rabbi Dr. Joseph Ber Soloveitchik (referred to, in Modern Orthodox circles, as "The Rav") and Dr. Samuel Soloveichik were his older brothers. His family first moved to Poland
Poland
in 1920. Before his father moved to New York in 1929, Rav Moshe engaged his student Rav Yitzchok Hutner
Yitzchok Hutner
to become Ahron's rebbe
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