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Professor Leon Wildes

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Professor Leon Wildes

Leon Wildes, the founder of Wildes & Weinberg P.C. Law Offices, serves as Senior Partner. Holding J.D. and LL.M. degrees from the New York University School of Law, he is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University in New York, where he teaches immigration law. He regularly publishes scholarly articles in the field and lectures widely to both immigration lawyers and lawyers in general practice, and has practiced in the field for forty-five years. A recognized authority in his field, Professor Wildes served as National President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has testified before the United States Congress as an expert in immigration matters. Awarded the Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to the field of Immigration Law, he is best known for his successful representation of former Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono in deportation proceedings spanning a five year period....

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Rabbi Mordechai Willig

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Rabbi Mordechai Willig

Rabbi Mordechai Willig is Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Dr. Sol Roth Professor of Talmud and Contemporary Halachah. He has been a rosh yeshiva at the Yeshiva Program/Mazer School of Talmudic Studies since 1973 and a rosh kollel at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. Rabbi Willig has served as spiritual leader of the Young Israel of Riverdale in the Bronx, N.Y., since 1974. He is the author of Am Mordechai, which came out in two volumes (1992 on brachot and 2005 on Shabbat), and has authored many articles in Torah scholarship journals. Rabbi Willig is the deputy av beis din of the Beth Din of America. He has been an outspoken advocate of the halachic prenuptual agreement as a preventative measure against the creation of agunot. Rabbi Willig received a BA in mathematics from Yeshiva College in 1968 and an MS in Jewish history in 1971 from the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. He received semikha (rabbinic ordination) that same year at RIETS. Sample Titles Peru U’revu – How Many Children and When In G-d We Trust? Balancing Work & Other Mitzvos Marriage and Machlokes: Middos, Parents/In-Laws and Divorce Are We Really Willing To Change? Practical Suggestions for Feeling Yom Hadin Survival Guide to Dating Practical Applications of Tznius: At Home, Work, Shul, and in the Street Gambling in Halacha Hellenism Revisited: Outside Influences on Our Lives Dress Down Shabbos? Laws Relating to Female/Male Patients (negiah, yichud, chattzitza for mikvah etc.) Pursuit of Happiness Drinking: Purim and Beyond Helenism Today: Secular Values vs. Torah Values Teshuva and Tefillah: Two Paths to Hashem Sefira: Halacha and Hashkafa The Weapons of Eisav in the Hands of Yishmael; The Reaction to Twin Tragedies Eis Tsara, Emunah, and 9-11-2001 Shavuos: Preparing for Kabolas HaTorah Should Women Light Chanukah Candles? Simcha on Rosh Hashana Yomim Noraim /...

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Professor Edward Zelinsky

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Professor Edward Zelinsky

Professor Zelinsky is the Morris and Annie Trachman Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University. Professor Zelinsky is the author of “The Origins of the Ownership Society” (Oxford, 2007) and his articles have appeared in many publications including “Harvard Law Review,” “Yale Law Journal,” “Columbia Law Review,” “Virginia Tax Review,” “Cardozo Law Review,” “Tax Notes” and “State Tax Notes.” He frequently lectures before professional groups on tax issues and has testified before Congress, most recently, before subcommittees of the House Judiciary Committee. Among his public service activities, Professor Zelinsky, who lives in New Haven, served seven terms on that community’s Board of Alderman and for three and one-half years on New Haven’s Board of Finance. He was an editor of the “Yale Law Journal,” a teaching fellow in the Yale University Department of Economics, and law clerk to Judge J. Joseph Smith of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Professor Zelinsky blogs on Oxford University Press....

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Rabbi Shlomo Zuckier

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Rabbi Shlomo Zuckier

Rabbi Shlomo Zuckier is a member of Yeshiva University’s Kollel Elyon and a PhD candidate in Ancient Judaism at Yale University. Previously he served as Director of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at Yale University. Shlomo is an alumnus of Yeshivat Har Etzion and Yeshiva University (BA, MA, Semicha), as well as of the Wexner, Tikvah, and AJS Dissertation Completion Fellowships. He has lectured and taught widely across North America, and is excited to share Torah and Jewish scholarship on a broad range of issues. Shlomo, a Founder of The Lehrhaus, serves on the Editorial Committee of Tradition, is co-editor of Torah and Western Thought: Intellectual Portraits of Orthodoxy and Modernity, and is editing the forthcoming Contemporary Forms and Uses of Hasidut.   Sample Titles Twentieth Century Jewish Thought – Where Does Holiness Come from? The Rav’s Approach to Kedusha – To See Life Steadily and See it Whole: Rav Aharon Lichtenstein and the Holistic Integrity of Religious Life – Does Judaism Recognize an Ethic Independent of Halakha? The Rav vs. Rav Aharon Lichtenstein – Misnagdic Betrayal? The Hidden Hasidic Thought of Litvish Thinkers – Creativity, Not Formalism: Rav Yoel Bin-Nun on Tanakh and Halakha – Ahron Marcus: The Leading Hasidic, Zionist, Scholar of Ancient Judaism You Never Heard of Halakha and Philosophy – A Halakhic-Philosophic Account of Justified Self-Defense – War in the Thought of the Netziv, Maharal, and Beyond – Dibbur vs. Ma’aseh: Speech, Acts, and Speech Acts in Halakha – The Brain Death Wars: When Life Ends and Halakhic Controversy Begins Contemporary Jewish Life – The Lehrhaus: A Place of Study for the Digital Age – A Report from the Technological Trenches: Millennial Jewish Life on Campus and Beyond – Mythbusters, Campus Edition: What People Get Wrong about Orthodox Life on Campus – Current Trends in American and Israeli Neo-Chasidus Ritual and Sacrifice – The History of Nachas: From Jewish Mothers to Biblical Sacrifice – Introduction to Kodshim: The Why, What, and How of Korbanot – Who’s Afraid of Sacrifice? The Avoidance of Ritual in Contemporary Scholarship – Emperor Julian’s Attempt to Rebuild the Temple in 363 CE: The Bayis Shlishi that Wasn’t – Is Judaism a Religion? And Does it...

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Dr. Richard Zweig

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Dr. Richard Zweig

Dr. Zweig is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Yeshiva University. He received his doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at Northwestern University wherein he matriculated through a specialized clinical gero-psychology training program. Following his internship at the Yale University School of Medicine, and a post-doctoral fellowship in medical psychology / neuropsychology at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Dr. Zweig obtained specialty training in Klerman/Weissman Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and manualized Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Late-Life Depression. Dr. Zweig has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Geropsychology and the Journal of Mental Health and Aging. From 1995-2001, Dr. Zweig was Senior Staff Psychologist and Coordinator of Geriatric Psychology Extern Training in the Geriatric Psychiatry Division of Hillside Hospital – Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In 2001 Dr. Zweig was recruited by the Ferkauf Graduate School of Yeshiva University to develop and direct the Ferkauf Older Adult Program concentration within the Clinical Psychology Program. In 2002, and from 2003-2006, he was awarded U.S. Dept. of Heath and Human Services Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) grants to train students in gero-psychology, and developed an externship wherein students provide services to older adults in primary care, research clinic, and outpatient clinic settings. Dr. Zweig has written and presented at national meetings on the assessment and treatment of personality-disordered older adults, depression and suicide in the elderly, and gero-psychology training, and he maintains a private practice dedicated to treating adults and older adults. Sample Titles Aging and Mental Health Assessment and Treatment of Personality-Disordered Older Adults Depression and Suicide in the Elderly Gero-Psychology...

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Rabbi Michoel Zylberman

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Rabbi Michoel Zylberman

Rabbi Michoel Zylberman serves on the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary faculty as Assistant Bochein, coordinator of the Presidential Bekius Program, and assistant to the director of the undergraduate Masmidim Honors Program at Yeshiva University. He also functions as Assistant Director/Gittin Coordinator of the Beth Din of America and Geirut Coordinator of the Rabbinical Council of America and the Beth Din of America. Rabbi Zylberman studied for two years in Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh in Israel, received his BA from Yeshiva College, and holds Yoreh Yoreh and Yadin Yadin semicha from RIETS. He was a member of the Wexner Kollel Elyon and holds an MA from the Bernard Revel Graduate School in Medieval Jewish history. In addition to having published numerous articles, he is the author of the recently published sefer (YU Press), Tov Lev on Masechet Pesachim with an appended Kuntreis Da’at Yehudit on the laws of Gittin and Gerut. Sample Titles The Acceptance of Mitzvot as a Prerequisite for Conversion — Historical and Halakhic Reflections Gerut in the United States—Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow The Kashrut of Commercially Sold Milk Lawyers and Litigants, Judges and Juries: Secular Courts in Halacha Halachic Methods for Terminating a Marriage in Cases of Recalcitrance Neckties, Graduation Gowns, and Thanksgiving: Following in the Ways of the Nations Eiruvin in Big Cities: History and Halacha From Sinai to Shushan: Purim and the Oral Law When to Tell and When to Quell: Confidentiality and...

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