Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

NY Yeshiva Blasts Top Rabbi For Slurs Against LGBT, Reform Jews

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah posts rebuke after IDF-affiliated rabbi calls gay Jews ‘perverts' and Reform Jews ‘Christian.'

07/21/2016 - 18:05
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As 25,000 people march through the streets of Jerusalem to celebrate LGBT pride, Israeli rabbis, institutions and politicians are trading barbs over inflammatory comments made by the head of a pre-military yeshiva in the West Bank. And a New York Orthodox yeshiva is now joining the fray.

Israelis take part in the Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem, as NY Yeshiva Condemns anti-LGBT rabbi. Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images

Orthodox Rabbis Confront Intermarriage

How do I connect with people whose life choice I disagree with — and keep them engaged in the Jewish community?

10/26/2015 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Some people might think that facing the challenging reality of intermarriage and being fully committed to Orthodox Judaism is an oxymoron. Yet, two weeks ago, 20 Orthodox rabbis accepted an invitation by Big Tent Judaism and the Lindenbaum Center for Halachic Studies at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah to join together for a behind-closed-doors, daylong symposium focused on the nexus of the two issues.

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Israeli Chief Rabbis Do Not Serve The People

01/07/2014 - 19:00

Rabbi Avi Weiss is an unabashed iconoclast. Understandably, this makes some people uneasy, and others downright fearful. However, given the current state of the institutions that govern Jewish religious life, I would like to suggest that a little iconoclasm might not be such a bad thing.

Daniel Raphael Silverstein

YCT And The Cherem Game

11/11/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

I wasn't raised in an observant home, I never attended a Jewish day school and no one else in my family has ever been observant. Despite that, I found myself drawn, starting at age ten, to Orthodox Judaism. Over the course of my journey, I have experienced the many gifts of the diverse faces of the Jewish People, all of which have impacted significantly upon me, from Chabad to Renewal, from Reform to Yeshivish, from Modern Orthodox to Post-denominational.

Clergy Learning, About Disability

02/12/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

A dozen middle-aged to elderly Israelis, some blind, some deaf, some both, baking bread. It is not the most promising theatrical concept, but it works. Rabbinical students from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and Yeshivat Maharat attended a recent performance of Not By Bread Alone at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, staged by the Nalaga’at Theater, an Israeli company made up of the deaf-blind. It came towards the end of a week devoted to learning about disability.

Asher Lopatin To Succeed Avi Weiss At YCT

08/27/2012 - 20:00

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.

Rabbi Ari Weiss, Teaching Modern Orthodox community about social justice.

05/21/2012 - 20:00

Rabbi Ari Weiss, 32

Twitter: @AriWeiss, @uriltzedek
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During a lull in a local kosher restaurant’s schedule one day last year, Rabbi Ari Weiss, a frequent customer, approached the owner. Rabbi Weiss, executive director of the Uri L’Tzedek Orthodox social justice organization, suggested that the owner join Uri L’Tzedek’s Tav HaYosher “ethical seal” program.

Rabbi Ari Weiss
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