Sep 9, 2009 — Rabbi Jeremy Wieder and Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein will be the featured speakers at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary’s (RIETS) 25th Annual Hausman/Stern Kinus Teshuva Lectures. The lectures will take place in New York City and Jerusalem on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009 at 8pm. The annual lecture series occurs every year between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and is run by Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF).
Rabbi Wieder, the Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Professor of Talmud at RIETS, will deliver a lecture entitled Ethics and our Community: A Time for Introspection. Ordained at RIETS, Rabbi Wieder is an adjunct professor of bible in Yeshiva College and holds a PhD in Judaic Studies from New York University. He will be introduced by Rabbi Yona Reiss, the Max and Marion Grill Dean of RIETS.
Rabbi Lichtenstein, the Rabbi Henoch and Sarah D. Berman Professor of Talmud and rosh kollel and director of the Caroline and Joseph S. Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, will discuss Teshuva: Root and Branch at Yeshiva University’s Israel campus on 40 Duvdevani Street, Bayit Vegan, Jerusalem. The son-in-law of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Rabbi Lichtenstein holds a doctoral degree in English from Harvard University. He currently serves as co-rosh yeshiva of Yeshivat Har Etzion in Alon Shvut, Israel.
The Hausman/Stern Kinus Teshuva lecture series was established by philanthropist Judy Hausman and the late Gerson Hausman, supporters of YU and RIETS, to honor the memory of Elias J. and Mary Stern and Moshe and Chava Hausman.
Both lectures will be in English and the New York lecture will be webcast at www.yutorah.org. Light refreshments will be served at both events and parking will be available at the New York component. For more information on the lectures please contact the CJF offices at 212-960-5400, ext.6014 or email YUTorah@YUTorah.org.