Rabbi Asher Lopatin

Stepping Into The Orthodox Wars

Asher Lopatin succeeds Avi Weiss at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, seeking a middle ground.

10/02/2013
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He’s a Rhodes scholar with rabbinical degrees from Yeshiva University’s RIETS seminary and Rabbi Aaron Soloveitchik’s Brisker yeshiva who studied Medieval Arabic Thought at Oxford.
He was the shul rabbi for Chicago’s liberal Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and has signed letters in support of gay marriage, but is a member of Pastor John Hagee’s deeply conservative (and ultra-Zionist) Christians United for Israel.

"Open Orthodoxy:" Lopatin on the YCT campus. Michael Datikash

Asher Lopatin To Succeed Avi Weiss At YCT

08/28/2012

Rabbi Asher Lopatin of Chicago is set to succeed Rabbi Avi Weiss next year at the helm of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, the liberal Orthodox rabbinical school founded by the noted Riverdale rabbi.

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