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Rabbi Daniel Feldman

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Rabbi Daniel Feldman

Rabbi Daniel Z. Feldman is a Rosh Yeshiva at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary at Yeshiva University, as well as an instructor in the Sy Syms School of Business, and serves as the Executive Editor of the RIETS initiative of YU Press. He is an alumnus of Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh and received his ordination (Yoreh Yoreh and Yadin Yadin) from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, where he was a fellow of the Bella and Harry Wexner Kollel Elyon. Rabbi Feldman is the author of “The Right and The Good: Halakhah and Human Relations” (Jason Aronson, 1999; expanded edition, Yashar Books, 2005), and “Divine Footsteps: Chesed and the Jewish Soul” (Yeshiva University Press, 2008) as well as three volumes of Talmudic essays entitled Binah BaSefarim, which have been published with the approbations of R. Avraham Schapira, R. Ovadiah Yosef, R. Natan Gestetner, R. Zalman Nechemiah Goldberg, R. Asher Weiss. and others. Rabbi Feldman is the co-editor of nine volumes of Talmudic essays and Jewish Thought and serves on the editorial board of Tradition, and has also written for publications such as Jewish Action and the Oxford Handbook of Judaism and Economics He is a frequent lecturer in locations across America and abroad. Rabbi Feldman is the spiritual leader of Ohr Saadya of Teaneck, NJ, where he resides with his wife, Leah, and their children. Sample Titles Jewish Perspectives on the Death Penalty Debate Is it a mitzvah for the U.S. to fight Al Qaeda? Priorities in Tzedakah Human Dignity Lying for the Sake of Peace The Prohibitions of Embarrassing People in Public Revenge and Grudge Bearing Loshon HaRa Lifnei Iver Lo Sitein Michshol Asking for Forgiveness Judging Others Favorably Aspects of Chesed Bikkur Cholim Pirsumei Nisa on Purim Shalach Manos The Severity of Tisha B’Av Binyan Beis HaMikdash The Honor of a Sefer Torah – Fasting when it Falls The Fast of a Bride and Groom before their Wedding Humor and the Torah Prohibitions of Magic and Sorcery Tosefes Shabbos Sefiras HaOmer The Obligation of Talmud Torah The Power of Chazal Honoring Family Members Besides Parents Bal Tashchis – Concern for the Environment Kiddush The Last 8 Psukim of the Torah Mitzvos of Remembering Zrizim Makdimim L’mitzvos Mitzvah Bo Yoser MibiShelucho...

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Dr. Jonathan Feldman

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Dr. Jonathan Feldman

Dr. Jonathan Feldman is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University, and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Population Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2002 from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ with a dissertation on comorbidity between panic disorder and asthma. He completed his clinical internship at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Feldman completed a T-32 Post-doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Binghamton with Honors in Psychology and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 2000, he won the American Psychosomatic Society Scholar Award. Dr. Feldman received an Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (National Research Service Award) to fund his dissertation research. Dr. Feldman’s research focuses on asthma disparities between Puerto Rican, African-American, and Mexican-American children. He is examining the role of maternal psychiatric disorders, children’s perception of asthma symptoms, and treatment adherence in the management of asthma among inner-city families. Dr. Feldman’s research also focuses on cultural adaptation of a behavioral treatment for Latinos with panic disorder and asthma. Dr. Feldman has received grant funding from the NIMH, NICHD, and American Lung Association to support his research. Sample Titles Psychosocial Factors and Asthma Psychological Factors and Asthma in Children and Adults Behavioral Treatment of Asthma and Panic Disorder Treatment Adherence and Symptom Perception in...

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Dr. Steven Fine

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Dr. Steven Fine

Dr. Steven Fine is the Dean Pinkhos Churgin Chair in Jewish History at Yeshiva College and Professor of Jewish History at the Bernard Revel Graduate School, director of Center for Israel Studies and head of the department of Jewish history at Yeshiva College. Dr. Fine is a cultural historian, specializing in Jewish history in the Greco-Roman world. Dr. Fine’s unique blend of history, rabbinic literature, archaeology and art is expressed in a broad range of publications. The author of academic monographs, museum catalogs, articles and even a book for children, Dr. Fine’s most recent book is “Art and Judaism in the Greco-Roman World: Toward a New Jewish Archaeology” (Cambridge, 2005, updated edition, 2009). He is an editor of a “IMAGES: A Journal for the Study of Jewish Art and Visual Culture.” Dr. Fine has lectured throughout the United States, Canada, Israel and Europe. His combination of history, Talmud, archaeology and “bonhomie” make Dr. Fine popular with both Jewish and Christian audiences. Sample Titles Jewish Magic and Healing in the Talmudic Period Archaeology and Zionism Kedushat Beit Ha-Knesset: The Sanctity of the Synagogue The Second Temple in Jewish Art and Thought The Da Vinci Code Illuminates Jewish Art: Explorations with a Real-Life Jewish “Symbologist” Is the Vatican Hiding the Temple Menorah? The Tangible Talmud: Archaeology Illuminates the World of the Ancient Rabbis The Sanctity of the Synagogue: Ancient and Modern Where did Jesus Pray?: Synagogues in First Century Judaea Nicanor’s Beautiful Gate: Donation to the Jerusalem Temple The Zodiac in Jewish Art The Samaritans: Portrait of a Biblical People Archaeological Discoveries that have Changed Jewish...

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Dr. Chuck Freilich

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Dr. Chuck Freilich

Dr. Chuck Freilich served as deputy national security adviser in Israel. Currently, he is an adjunct professor at Stern College for Women and a senior fellow at the Belfer Center at Harvard’s Kennedy School. He recently completed a first-of-its-kind book on Israel’s national security decision making processes (“Zion’s Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy,” Cornell Press, 2012), and is working on a new book on Israeli national security strategy. Chuck’s primary areas of expertise are the Middle East, US-Middle East policy and Israeli national security policy. He teaches political science at Harvard, NYU, Columbia and Tel Aviv Universities. Chuck has appeared as a commentator for ABC, CNN, NPR, Al Jezeera and various US and Israeli radio and TV stations. He has been quoted in the NY Times and published numerous articles and op-eds. Chuck was a Senior Analyst at the Israel Ministry of Defense, policy adviser to a cabinet minister, a delegate at the Israeli Mission to the UN and the executive director of two non- profits. He served in the Israel Defense Forces for five years and is a reserve major. Chuck earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University. Born in New York, he immigrated to Israel in his teens. He has two grown children, Lior and Tal. Sample Titles The Iranian Nuclear Threat: Ramifications for the US, Israel and the Region Speaking About the Unspeakable: The US-Israeli Dialogue on the Iranian Nuclear Program “Never Again” – The Iranian Threat and a Mid East Strategic Overview Syria: the Fault Line in the Mideast – Ramifications for the US, Israel and the Region How Events in Syria May Transform the Region Understanding the Syrian Conflagration and Its Ramifications The Arab Spring: Ramifications for the Region, Israel and the US Why the Middle East Erupted – and Why it Will Continue to Do So The Arab Spring – Where Is It Heading Is the Mid East Peace Process Dead? Can the Peace Process Be Saved? Achieving a Two-State Solution Settlements and Occupation, or Palestinian Rejectionism: Why Has the Peace Process Failed? How to Reach a Practical Two State Solution Mid East Overview – Regional Update Mid East Strategic Overview – Regional Update and an Israeli (and American) Perspective An Insider’s Perspective on the Middle East: Threats and Opportunities Whither Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt? Ramifications for the US, Israel in the region Understanding the Middle East: An Introduction to Egyptian/Iranian/Saudi/Turkish/Syrian/Lebanese National Security Policy Zion’s Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy – Israel’s National Security Decision-making Processes Fundamentals of Israeli National Security Strategy – Threats and Strategic Reponses Getting Back to Basics (or The Heart of the Conflict); Israel’s Security Threats and Strategy Israeli National Security Strategy in a Changing World and Region A Jewish State, Not a Jewish Disneyland: Israel – Strategic Overview...

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Professor Leonard Fuld

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Professor Leonard Fuld

Leonard Fuld is Clinical Assistant Professor of Accounting, Tax and Entrepreneurial Business Management at the Sy Syms School of Business of Yeshiva University. He has lectured extensively on U.S. and International tax and business issues throughout the world. Prior to joining Yeshiva University, Len was a highly rated adjunct professor for many years in the graduate schools of Baruch and Queens College. In addition to his academic background, Len’s business experience comprises over 38 years of accounting and tax practice, technical tax research, administration, and compliance, including more than seven years in the public accounting arena, in both audit and tax, with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Len’s thirty plus years in industry led to ever increasing senior tax officer responsibilities, within major global businesses, including Schlumberger Ltd, Citigroup, and most recently with Griffon Corp, where he was the Vice President of Taxes of this $1.8 billion New York Stock Exchange multinational. He has been a member of the American Institute of CPAs, New York State Society of CPAs, International Tax Institute, and the Tax Executives Institute. Len has also served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations and is the Chairperson of his town’s Ethics Committee. Len’s hands-on experience includes all types of business transactions, ethics, mergers and acquisitions, government lobbying, individual tax controversies, audit and U.S. tax legislation. Sample Titles Domestic U.S. and International Tax Issues Mergers and Acquisitons Tax Legislation: Existing and Proposed Individual Tax Issues Current Tax Controversies IRS Audits Democrats vs. Republicans Why Accounting as a...

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Rabbi Ozer Glickman

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Rabbi Ozer Glickman

Rabbi Ozer Glickman is a rosh yeshiva at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University, where he has been teaching Talmud and halakha to semikha students since 2000. He has also taught Halakha and American legal theory at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and is affiliated with its Program in Jewish Law and Interdisciplinary Studies. Rabbi Glickman is former senior vice president of strategic risk management and global head of corporate treasury for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and is an expert in investment risk management. Rabbi Glickman’s talmidim have remained extremely devoted to him and to spreading his words of Torah long after graduation. These students publish a weekly sicha from Rabbi Glickman, which is available by e-mail and on yutorah.org. Rabbi Glickman received his BA in philosophy from Columbia University and has pursued graduate studies in philosophy and religion at the University of Toronto. He also holds an MBA in finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University, where he was a University Fellow. Rabbi Glickman studied at Yeshivat Merkaz ha-Rav and received rabbinic ordination from RIETS, as well as from leading rabbinic figures in Israel and the Diaspora. In addition to his academic and financial pursuits, Rabbi Glickman commits himself to service to the Jewish community. He is chairman of the educational advisory committee of Yeshivat Yesodei HaTorah in Israel. Rabbi Glickman has lectured widely on topics ranging from personal finance to Jewish philosophy and the laws of Shabbat. Sample Titles What happened to God in Modern Orthodoxy? Can Spirituality co-exist with Personal Ambition in a Materialist Society? Lessons for Jewish Leadership from the Global Economic Crisis History, Philosophy, or Fantasy: Unpacking Midrashei Aggadah Recalcitrant Husbands, Abusive Wives, and the Halachos of Divorce: A Report from the Front Lines Halachic Riddles and Enigmas in the Halachos of [Kiddush, Tefillah, Shabbos, or any other Orach Chayim topic] The Jurisprudence of Nezikin: The Inner Philosophy of Jewish Civil Law The Jurisprudence of Rambam Empiricism vs Conceptualism Midrashic Background of Piyutim Jewish Education after this Economic Crisis The Role of Empirical Fact in the Halachik Process: A case study using the construct of American legal theory to explain fundamental differences in Jewish Law What our Children are Learning in College and how we Should Respond Is Jewish Law about Received Tradition or Legal Reasoning? Gemara versus Sevara in the Halakhic...

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Dr. Scott J. Goldberg

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Dr. Scott J. Goldberg

Scott J. Goldberg, Ph.D., is Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning at Yeshiva University. Dr. Goldberg is responsible for advancing the teaching and learning at YU’s undergraduate and graduate schools through 21st century methods and media, including online and blended learning, as well as developing new educational programs locally and globally. From 2007 – 2013, Dr. Goldberg served as the inaugural Director of the Institute for University – School Partnership, working closely with organizations, agencies, and institutions to improve the quality and sustainability of schools. He is also Associate Professor at YU’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education. He serves on various national panels and committees that address the most challenging issues in Jewish education today, from the shortage of qualified leaders for our schools, to the economic challenges facing Jewish education. Dr. Goldberg is an internationally recognized expert in various educational and psychological topics including: online/blended learning, systems of support for students, differentiated instruction, the connection between learning disabilities and behavior problems, multilingual literacy development and assessment, religious development and assessment, and the effects of media on learning and behavior. Dr. Goldberg started his career as a teacher of children with learning disabilities and developed a private practice to counsel and advocate for individuals with disabilities and their families. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from New York University, an M.S.Ed. in Special Education from Bank Street College of Education in New York, and a B.A. in Jewish Studies from the University of Chicago. Sample Titles Jewish Education: Negotiating the Non-Negotiable School and Community: An Essential Partnership Leadership is as Leadership Does: Modeling Leadership for the Next Generation Got God?: Raising Spiritual Children Differentiated Instruction Shimush Talmidei Chachamim: Living the Great Life with Great People Motivating Children to Learn: A Parents Role Motivating Children to Learn: A Teachers Role Teaching Teshuvah: Educating Change in a Changing World Tailoring Personal Change: Avoiding the Emperor’s New Clothes Sorcerers and Tefillah: The Magic of Prayer Are we Waiting for Miracles?: Inviting G-d into our Lives Sages on Stages or Guides on the Side: Rabbinic Views on Teaching and Learning Toward Solving the Mystery of Reading Hebrew Practical Methods of Hebrew Reading Instruction and Assessment Bullying Prevention Psychological Lessons from the Four Sons It’s Not Easy Being Grain: The Omer and the Realities of Personal Growth Leadership Spirituality & Religious...

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Dr. Eric Goldman

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Dr. Eric Goldman

Eric A. Goldman is adjunct associate professor of cinema at Yeshiva University. He is also founder and president of Ergo Media Inc., a New Jersey-based film distribution company specializing in Jewish cinema. Dr. Goldman is also film reviewer for Northern New Jersey’s “The Jewish Standard.” Dr. Goldman is a known scholar and lecturer on Yiddish, Israeli and Jewish film and a noted film educator. He is former director of the Jewish Media Service, which was a national clearinghouse on film and television for the North American Jewish community and was curator of film for the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. He has also curated several Jewish film festivals, including the Ring Family Israel Film Series at Y.U. in Spring, 2012 Eric Goldman received a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from New York University and was a fellow of the Max Weinreich Center for Eastern European Jewish Studies at Columbia University. He was also adjunct fellow in cinema at The Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, Dr. Goldman holds graduate degrees in Contemporary Jewish Studies and Theater Arts from Brandeis University. He is the author of “Visions, Images and Dreams: Yiddish Film Past and Present” (Holmes and Meier Publishers, 2011) and a new book about the American Jewish encounter with cinema, “The American Jewish Story through Cinema,” published in April by University of Texas Press. Sample Titles The American Jewish Story through Cinema A Lens on Israel: A Society through its Cinema Reflecting and Affecting Memory: Cinema as a Haggadah for the Holocaust The Jewish Woody Allen: Gaining Insight through the Genius of a Controversial Philosopher The Yiddish Cinema: A Celebration of Jewish Life The Culture of Antisemitism in Cinema The New Yiddish Cinema: Renaissance or Curiosity? Hollywood Zion: How American Movie-Makers Presented in...

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Rabbi Meir Goldwicht

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Rabbi Meir Goldwicht

Rabbi Meir Goldwicht, a prominent Israeli scholar and educator, is the Joel and Maria Finkle Visiting Israeli Rosh Yeshiva and a rosh yeshiva at the Yeshiva Program/Mazer School of Talmudic Studies at Yeshiva University. He is also head rosh yeshiva at the Irving I. Stone Beit Midrash Program. Rabbi Goldwicht received semikha from the renowned rabbinic authorities Rabbi Zalman Nehemia Goldberg, former Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem HaRav HaGaon Betzallel Zolti and Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, HaRav Rashi of Israel. Rabbi Goldwicht delivers Hebrew and English shiurim (lectures) extensively across the metropolitan area, throughout the United States and in Israel, including weekly evening shiurim in 5 New York area communities. He has delivered more than 1,000 inspiring shiurim every year to grateful audiences. Rabbi Goldwicht is also rosh kollel at Camp Mesorah. Sample Titles Chazal’s Perspective on Daily Life Situations The Secret of the Strength and Power of our People, from Megillat Esther Until Today Greek Culture Then and Now Yerushalayim Kisei Hashem, Yesterday and Today in the Perspective of Chazal...

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Dr. Chaya Gorsetman

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Dr. Chaya Gorsetman

Chaya R. Gorsetman, Ed.D is Clinical Associate Professor of Education and Co-Chair of the Education Department at Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University. She specializes in supervision of student teachers and curriculum studies, with a strong emphasis on the constructivist theory of education. Her research has focused on mentoring novice teachers in Jewish day schools and as the Educational Director of the Educational Leadership Advancement Initiative of the Lookstein Center of Bar Ilan University, she has been mentoring those in educational leadership positions. Additionally, she is interested in how gender is expressed in day schools and as such served as the director and co-author of the JOFA Gender and Orthodoxy Curriculum Project, Bereshit: A New Beginning— A Differentiated Approach to Learning and Teaching. More recently, she co-authored a book, Educating in the Divine Image: Gender Issues in Orthodox Jewish Day Schools, published October 2013, Hadassa Brandies, which won the 2013 National Jewish Book Award. Dr. Gorsetman is a member of the Israel International Research Group on Jewish Education in the Early Years. Sample Titles Communicating Effectively with Young Children Transmitting Jewish Values to Young Children Jewish Schools: Make the Right Choice for Your Child Gender in Early Childhood Education Gender Culture Differences in Teaching Bible The Importance of Play in the Lives of Children and Adults Creating an Inquiry based Jewish Early Childhood Classroom Mentors and Mentees: Building the Relationship Mentoring the Mentor in the Jewish Educational Community: A Case...

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