Author Archives: Hershel Schachter

Rav Hershel Schachter is a rosh yeshiva and rosh kollel at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. In addition to his teaching duties, Rabbi Schachter lectures, writes, and serves as a world renowned decisor of Jewish Law. A prolific author, he has written more than 100 articles, in Hebrew and English, for such scholarly publications as HaPardes, Hadarom, Beth Yitzchak, and Or Hamizrach. Seforim written include Eretz HaTzvi, B'ikvei HaTzon, Ginas Egoz, and Nefesh HaRav, MiPninei HaRav and Divrei HaRav.

Coronavirus Responsa

(UPDATE: See additional responsa here: link) Responsa by Rav Hershel Schachter on timely questions (click on the images to enlarge) Tevilas Keilim, Firstborn Siyum, Selling Chametz     Dishwashers, Minhagim and Burning Chametz       Zoom Seder      

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The Style of Talmudic Discussions

by R. Hershel Schachter A recent response of a rabbi in Eretz Yisrael to an apparently random killing of an Arab woman might be misunderstood by the public as a denigration of Rishonim and Acharonim. The Talmud discusses the case of a get written on an eved’s arm. Just like none of the commentators objected to the inhumanity of such ...

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