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Rabbi Jeremy Wieder, Ph.D.

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Rabbi Jeremy Wieder, PhD is Yeshiva University’s Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Professor of Talmud in the Mazer Yeshiva Program, a rosh yeshiva at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and an adjunct professor of Bible at Yeshiva College.

Rabbi Wieder is a prolific scholar, with more than 900 lectures on Judaism captured on audio and video and available online.

Rabbi Wieder was one of the first Americans to win the International Bible Contest. He graduated summa cum laude from Yeshiva College in 1991, and received an MS in American Jewish history from the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. He was ordained at RIETS and holds a PhD in Judaic studies from New York University.

Sample Titles

  • Heinz dilemma in Jewish Law
  • Copyright Law in Halakhah
  • Economic and Social deception in Jewish Law
  • The Interaction between Halakhah and Secular Law
  • The Status of and Ethical Treatment of Gentiles in Jewish Civil Law
  • The Dissolution of Kiddushin – A Solution to the Agunah Problem
  • Fraud as Grounds for Invalidating Kiddushin – A Solution to the Agunah Problem?
  • The Halakhic Status of Electricity on Shabbos
  • Abortion in Halakhah
  • A Halakhic view on Disinheriting a Child
  • Parameters and Priorities in the Mitzvah of Tzedakah
  • Conflict Between Science and Halakhah: The Response of Posekim
  • Land for Peace
  • Status of Oats as a Grain in Halakhah
  • The Structure of the Hebrew Calendar
  • Use of Ancient Near East in study of Tanakh
  • Non-literal interpretation of Scripture
  • Tiqqun Soferim in Hazal: Emendation or Interpretation?
  • Textual Variants in Tanakh: A Halakhic Response
  • Targum: An Introduction to the Jewish Aramaic Translations of Scripture
  • How our Biblical Text came to be: The History of the Text and the Tiberian Masoretes

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