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Saturday, February 13 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Fences or Bridges? The Approach of Rabbi Moshe Feinstein to Non-Orthodox and Non-Observant Jews in Light of Nineteenth Century Germany

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Rabbi Moshe Feinstein was the preeminent Orthodox decisor of Jewish law in the twentieth century in the United States and perhaps the world. In confronting a Jewish community where Orthodoxy was a minority it was necessary to create an approach to relations with Jews who were not observant or Orthodox. His predecessors in nineteenth century Germany also had innovative responses to the changing religious makeup of the Jewish community. How can these historical-legal texts inform us today?


Gabe Kretzmer Seed

Student, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School
Gabriel Kretzmer Seed is in his third year of rabbinical school at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, and is also a student at the Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at JTS. He is currently interning as a student teacher at the Abraham Joshua Heschel Lower School. He is the co-founder... Read More →

Saturday February 13, 2016 1:45pm - 3:00pm EST