Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary Hosts Annual Kinus Teshuva Lectures

Rabbi Zevulun Charlop, the Max and Marion Grill Dean of Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary

Sep 4, 2007 — Rabbi Zevulun Charlop and Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein are the featured speakers on Sept. 19 at Yeshiva University-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary’s 23rd Annual Hausman/Stern Kinus Teshuva lectures, given annually between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in New York City and Jerusalem.

Rabbi Zevulun Charlop, the Max & Marion Grill Dean of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), will give his address on “Teshuva and its Contemporary Resonance in the Rambam’s Yad Hachazaka” at 8 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Weisberg Commons in Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Ave. in Manhattan. Rabbi Charlop’s address will be broadcast live on the Marcos and Adina Katz YUTorah.org at www.yutorah.org/live.
Rabbi Zevulun Charlop was appointed dean of Yeshiva University’s affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) in 1987, and Max and Marion Grill Dean in 1992. Rabbi Charlop has been with the University and the Seminary for more than three decades. He is the spiritual leader of Young Israel of Mosholu Parkway located in Bronx, NY.

Rabbi Lichtenstein, the Rabbi Henoch and Sarah D. Berman Professor of Talmud and rosh kollel and director of the YU-RIETS Israel Kollel in Jerusalem, will discuss “Renunciation, Divorce, and Rehabilitation: Reflections on Facets of Teshuva” on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 pm in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Lichtenstein serves as the co-rosh yeshiva of Yeshivat Har Etzion in Alon Shvut, Israel. The son-in-law of the Rav (Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik), Rabbi Lichtenstein has assumed the mantle as our generation’s eminent Torah Umadda personality. He holds a doctoral degree in English from Harvard University and served on the faculty of YU before making aliya in 1971.

The Hausman/Stern Kinus Teshuva Lecture Series was established by philanthropist Judy Hausman and the late Gerson Hausman, major supporters of YU and RIETS, to honor the memory of Elias J. and Mary Stern and Moshe and Chava Hausman.

More information on the lectures is available by email at yutorah@yutorah.org or by phone at 212-960-5263.

Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary is the foundation upon which Yeshiva University rose. RIETS educational entities include the Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Center for Rabbinic Studies, semikhah programs, kollelim (institutes of advanced rabbinic studies), the Max Stern Division of Communal Services/Center for the Jewish Future, and the Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music. RIETS is one of 17 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools and affiliates comprising Yeshiva University, America’s oldest and largest university under Jewish auspices.

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