Oct 6, 2005 — Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter will deliver a lecture entitled “The Dialectic of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: Holiday or Days of Awe” on Monday, October 10 at 8:15 pm at the Young Israel of New Rochelle. Beginning at 8:30 pm. Yeshiva University (YU) will webcast the event live via a link from www.yu.edu and www.yutorah.org.
Rabbi Dr. Schacter is one of the nation’s premier Jewish educators and leaders and one of the most sought after speakers in the modern Orthodox Jewish community. He is University Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought and also Senior Scholar at YU’s Center for the Jewish Future. Rabbi Schacter graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brooklyn College and earned his PhD in Near Eastern Languages from Harvard University, where he was a teaching fellow. At YU, he directed the Torah Umadda Project from 1986 to 1997, and was an adjunct assistant professor at Stern College for Women from 1993 to 1999.
Rabbi Schacter was the senior rabbi of The Jewish Center in New York City from 1981 to 2000. He came to YU after serving for five years as dean of the Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Institute in Brookline, MA. Rabbi Schacter is also the founding editor of the Torah Umadda Journal and co-author, with YU Prof. Jeffrey Gurock, of A Modern Jewish Heretic and a Traditional Community: Mordecai M. Kaplan, Orthodoxy, and American Judaism (Columbia University Press, 1997)). Additionally, he is the author of some 50 articles and reviews in Hebrew and English as well as editor of several books.
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