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Dr. Nehemia Polen's picture
Dr. Nehemia Polen is Professor of Jewish Thought at Boston's Hebrew College. He is the author of The Holy Fire: The Teachings of Rabbi Kalonymus Shapira, the Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto (Jason Aronson...
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Michael Prell, an international political consultant and Israel advocate, has worked for numerous world leaders, including Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Canadian Prime Minister...
Deena Rabinovich's picture
Deena Rabinovich is the director of the Legacy Heritage Foundation program at Yeshiva University's Stern College for women where she has also taught Tanach since 2004. Deena taught Chumash at Yeshiva...
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Dan Rabinowitz is the founder and co-editor of the Seforim blog and has contributed articles in both Hebrew and English to numerous Torah journals, including Tradition, Or Yisrael, Hakirah and Or...
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Yaakov Rand, a graduate of Yeshivat Har Etzion, resides in Jerusalem where he has been practicing law for the past ten years. He and his family are visiting Toronto where he is working as a shaliach...
Rabbi Dan Rand's picture
Rabbi Dan Rand, Executive Director of the Forest Hill Jewish Centre, is all about discovering and sharing the beauty and depths of Jewish tradition. His father set the example as an executive...
Rabbi Chaim Rapoport's picture
Rabbi Chaim Rapoport, born in Manchester, England, attended the Yeshivot of Manchester, Gateshead, Torat Emet in Jerusalem and the central Lubavitch Yeshivah in New York. He is the author of the...
Dr. Ada Rapoport-Albert's picture
I am Israeli born and a permanent resident of the UK. I obtained my BA and PhD in Jewish History from University College London, where I am now Reader (Associate Professor) in Jewish History and Head...
Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman's picture
Edward Reichman is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Professor in the Division of Education and Bioethics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, where he teaches Jewish...
Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Reinman's picture
Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Reinman is a respected Talmudic scholar, historian, author and lecturer. His analytical study of the philosophy of Talmudic contractual law, Shufra Dishtara, is a standard text in...
Rabbi Reuven Tradburks's picture
Rabbi Reuven Tradburks is the Director of the Israel office of the Rabbinical Council of America.  He received his BA from Carleton University and Smicha from Yeshiva University.  He served as...
Mindy Ribner's picture
Miriam Shulamit (Melinda/ Mindy Ribner) is a teacher of the Feminine and meditation within Judaism for over 20 years and a pioneer in the field of meditative Kabbalah. She is a licensed spiritual...
Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon's picture
Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon is the Rabbi of Alon Shvut South and a faculty member of Yeshivat Har Etzion and Midreshet Migdal Oz. In addition to teaching, Rabbi Rimon writes extensively on Talmudic and...
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin's picture
Internationally renowned educator, speaker and author Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin attained rabbinical ordination at Yeshiva University from his mentor, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, and...
Rabbi Shaul Robinson's picture
Rabbi Shaul Robinson took up the position of Senior Rabbi at Lincoln Square Synagogue on September 1, 2005. Rabbi Robinson was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1967 and earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA)...
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Rabbanit Gilla Rosen is the dean of the Yakar Center for Torah and Creativity in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. She teaches Talmud and Midrash and works as a Yoetzet Halakha (Halakhic advisor) .  She is...
Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg's picture
Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg serves as Rav of Congregation Etz Chaim of Kew Gardens Hills, in New York, and teaches Judaic Studies at the SAR Academy in Riverdale.He is currently at work on a book about...
Yair Rosenberg's picture
Yair Rosenberg is a senior writer at Tablet Magazine, where he covers the intersection of politics, culture, and religion. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall...
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Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld serves as a Manhiga Ruchanit in Efrat, as she completes her studies towards a "heter hora'ah" in the Susi Bradfield Women's Institute for Halakhic Leadership....
Rabbi Pinchas Rosenstein's picture
Pinchas Rosenstein is the Director of the Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem. In addition to managing the Center, he develops teaching programs, lectures to a wide variety of audiences and teaches...

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