Divrei Dever: Responsa in Plague Time
Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Zuckier / May 3, 2021
This series features an intensive study of several responsa relating to plagues throughout Jewish history on topics of practical Halakhah, safety, and theology. We will study responsa authored by the Rashbash, Rabbi Akiva Eger, the Hazon Ish, and contemporary decisors, and others.
Note: This class presumes prior familiarity with and reading facility in rabbinic Hebrew.
Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Zuckier
Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Zuckier is Director of Education and a member of the Drisha faculty. A Research Fellow in Philosophy of Religion at Notre Dame, he received his PhD in Ancient Judaism at Yale University and was a member of Yeshiva University’s Kollel Elyon. Previously he served as Director of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at Yale University and as the Flegg postdoctoral fellow in Jewish Studies at McGill University. Shlomo is an alumnus of Yeshivat Har Etzion and RIETS, as well as of the Wexner and Tikvah Fellowships. He has lectured and taught widely across North America, as well as at Yale Divinity School, Yeshiva University, the Tikvah Fund, and Bnot Sinai. A Founder of The Lehrhaus, Shlomo serves on the Editorial Committee of Tradition and has edited two books on contemporary Jewish thought.