RIETS Presents Nov. 18 Reunion Shiur for Former Students of Rabbi Hershel Schachter
Yeshiva University affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) will host a reunion shiur [lecture] for the talmidim [students] of Rabbi Hershel Schachter on November 18, 2010 at 8:15 p.m. in the Jacob and Dreizel Glueck Center for Jewish Study, Room 308, 185th Street between Audubon and Amsterdan Avenues, New York City. Rabbi Schachter will offer introductory remarks to Sefer Kodshim.
“We are very happy to further the vital link between rebbe and talmid that is a cornerstone of each student’s experience here at Yeshiva,” said Rabbi Yona Reiss, Max and Marion Grill Dean of RIETS.
Rabbi Schachter has had a distinguished career with RIETS joining the faculty in 1967 at the age of 26 as the youngest rosh yeshiva in the seminary’s history. Since 1971, Rabbi Schachter has been rosh kollel in the Marcos and Adina Katz Kollel and also holds the Nathan and Vivian Fink Distinguished Professorial Chair in Talmud.
In addition to his teaching duties, Rabbi Schachter lectures, writes and serves as a world renowned posek [decider of Jewish law]. A prolific author, he has written more than 100 articles, in Hebrew and English for such scholarly publications as HaPardes, Hadarom, Beth Yitzchak and Or Hamizrach. His books include Eretz HaTzvi, B’ikvei HaTzon, Nefesh HaRav, MiPninei HaRav and Ginat Egoz.
“The ability for students in Rav Schachter’s shiur to come together as a unit to hear Torah from their rosh yeshiva exemplifies the enduring bond of shimush chakhamim, dikduk chaverim and pilpul talmidim that ties us together,” added Rabbi Reiss. “It illuminates a lifetime endeavor of acquiring Torah knowledge and embodying its values within our Yeshiva community.”