Announcement: Rabbi Amsalem in DC

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MK Rabbi Haim Amsalem to Address Community in Washington, DC

Tuesday, January 31st, at 6:30PM, MK Rabbi Haim Amsalem, leader of the Am Shalem Party in Israel, will address the community at Magen David Sephardic Congregation, the Sephardic Synagogue of the Nation’s Capital. The synagogue is located at 11215 Woodglen Drive, Rockville, MD, 20852. For more information, please contact the office at 301-770-6818.

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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. For those interested, a lecture by R. Amsalem from a year ago (with English translation) can be viewed at

  2. Does anyone know if R. Amsalem will be appearing in NYC on this trip?

    He’ll apparently be in MetroWest NJ –

  3. I heard he will be in Teaneck for the Shabbos after next (Beshalach).

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