Announcement: Rabbi Rakeffet in NY

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R. Aharon Rakeffet, YU rosh yeshiva and author of multiple books including his recent memoirs From Washington Ave. To Washington St., will be speaking in the New York area:

8pm tonight, Sunday July 31 at Young Israel of Flatbush

Wednesday, August 3rd at 8pm at Cong. Bnei Israel, 3192 Bedford Ave.

Shabbos, August 5-6 in three different shuls in Lawrence

Sunday, August 7th at 9:30am at Cong. Shaaray Tefillah in Lawrence

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Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor of, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student has served two terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and currently serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Jewish Action magazine, the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society and the Achieve Journal of Behavioral Health, Religion & Community, as well as the Board of OU Press. He has published five English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.


  1. Does anyone happen to know the topic of Wednesday night’s talk?

    Also, what is Rav Rakeffet’s public-speaking schedule for the rest of the summer?

  2. He will be in Baltimore for Shabbos Nachamu, speaking on Shabbos and Sunday morning at Shomrei.

    And he will be in Toronto the following week, speaking Thursday Aug. 18th at BAYT and spending Shabbos at, I think, Shaarei Shomayim.

  3. Will he be visiting anywhere in New Jersey during his visit?
    Also do you know where he will be for the next few Shabbosim?

  4. Rabbi Student, thanks for the update.

    Do you know the topic of his lecture on Wednesday in Brooklyn? I can’t even find a phone # for the shul online to call and ask…

  5. For those in the Five Towns, the Five Towns Jewish Times listed the topics of R Rakkafet’s lectures.

  6. And he wraps up his summer by returning to Israel to be our mesader kiddushin. 🙂

  7. “Nachum on August 2, 2011 at 12:38 am
    And he wraps up his summer by returning to Israel to be our mesader kiddushin. :-)”

    Mazel tov

  8. Mazel Tov!

  9. BTW-his books about R Revel and R E Silver are both worth reading.

  10. Anyway to get the recordings?

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