Announcement: 9/11 Beth Din Program

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9/11 Beth Din Program

On Sunday evening, September 11th, 2011, the Beth Din of America will be co-hosting a program at The Jewish Center (131 West 86th Street) as part of its communal remembrance of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and on the occasion of the recent publication of Michael J. Broyde, ed., Contending with Catastrophe: Jewish Perspectives on September 11th (New York: Beth Din of America Press and K’hal Publishing, 2011).

The program (to start at 8pm) will be introduced by Rabbi Yosie Levine and Rabbi Ariel Rackovsky, and Cantor Chaim Dovid Berson will recite the Kel Malei memorial prayer for the victims of September 11th.

Rabbi Yona Reiss will deliver remarks on: “A Personal Retrospective: Halachic and Philosophical Reflections on 9/11.” There is no attendance fee to this program, but registration is required; sign up here.

Copies of Contending with Catastrophe: Jewish Perspectives on September 11th will be available for purchase on Sunday night at The Jewish Center.

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About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of TorahMusings.com, 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 serves on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and as Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He also serves on the Editorial Board of Jewish Action magazine and 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.

2 comments

  1. “sunday morning”… “8 PM”… Which is it?

  2. Rav Gedalia Dov Schwartz, Av Beit Din of the Beit Din of America, spoke on the same topic at Cong. Or Torah in Skokie, IL on Sunday night.

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