Faculty

Gemara Beiyun / Halacha Beiyun / Contemporary Halachic topics / Tanach

Rav Yosef Carmel – Rosh Kollel

rav-carmelRav Yosef Gershon Carmel is currently the Av Beit Din of “Beit Din Eretz Hemda- Gazit”. He is the rabbinical dean of Eretz Hemda, institute for advanced Jewish studies-Jerusalem. He is a graduate of the Nir Kiryat Arba Hesder Yeshiva and was Rosh Metivta there for more than ten years. The Rav was a combat soldier in the IDF during the Yom Kippur war as well as the first Lebanon war. Rav Carmel was Rosh Yeshiva at “Machon Meir” during 1985 – 1986 and is a senior lecturer at Jerusalem College for Tanach since 1985.  He is the author of many articles on Tanach and Halacha including the book “Tsofenat Eliyahu” (a commentary on the Vilna Gaon’s commentary on the Shulkhan Arukh Hoshen Mishpat), laws of financial damages and seven volumes of “Reponsa B’mareh Habazak”.

 

 

 

 

Gemara Beiyun / Halacha Beiyun / Contemporary Halachic topics

Rav Moshe Ehrenreich – Rosh Kollel

rav-erenraichRav Ehrenreich is currently the Av Beit Din of “Beit Din Eretz Hemda-Gazit”. He is the rabbinical dean of Eretz Hemda, institute for advanced Jewish studies-Jerusalem. A graduate of Yavne Hesder Yeshiva and a Rosh Metivta there for more than 20 years. He fought in the Yom Kippur War. Rav Ehrenreich is a Dayan in the conversion court of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and a senior lecturer at Nishmat. He has helped author seven volumes of Halachic Responsa “Bemare Habazak”.

 

 

 

 

 

Gemara Beiyun

Rav Zalman Nechemiah Goldberg

rav-goldenbergRav Zalman Nechemiah Goldberg was a member of the Rabbinical High Court (retired). He is the Rosh Yeshiva of Daat Torah as well as the Rosh Yeshiva of Machon Lev. Rav Goldberg gives a weekly shiur at Eretz Hemdah, and is on the Halachic board of “Bemare Habazak Responsa”. He is the President of “Law and Halacha in Israel”. The Rav is the son in law of Rav Shlomo Zalman Aurbach Zt”l, the leading halachic authority of the generation. He is well known in his own right as one of the leading Rabbinic authorities of our times.

 

 

 

 

Halacha Beiyun / Contemporary Halachic topics

Rav Ofer Livnat

rav-livnatRav Livnat was born in Israel but grew up in New Jersey. He is a graduate of Yeshivat Hesder Bircat Moshe and served in the Artillery unit in the IDF. He has rabbinic ordination from the chief Rabbinate and is a graduate of Eretz Hemda where he received hi Dayanut. He is in charge of “ask the Rabbi ” questions. He also has taught students for Rabbinic Ordination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contemporary Halachic topics / Halacha Beiyun

Rav Daniel Mann

rav-mannRabbi Daniel Mann is a graduate and musmach of Yeshiva University and a musmach (Yadin Yadin) of Eretz Hemdah. At Eretz Hemdah, he serves as a dayan, a senior respondent on the Ask the Rabbi internet responsa program, the editor of Hemdat Yamim and Living the Halachic Process. He is the author of the Vebbe Rebbe column. He also serves as a Ram at Yeshiva University’s Israel Kollel (Gruss). He was a Rosh Kollel in the US and has taught in several yeshivot in Israel for post high school oversees students.

 

 

 

 

 

Halacha Beiyun / Contemporary Halachic topics

Rav Menachem Jacobowitz

rav-jacobowitzRav Jacobowitz studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion and was in the Kollel Elyon of Yeshiva University.  He has a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of New York. He is a graduate of Eretz Hemda and serves as a Dayan on the Beit Din. He taught the Rabbinical Dayanut program for Rabbis in South Africa and France. He has taught at various other post high School Yeshivot including Yeshivat Ateret Yerushalayim, Yeshivat Torat Shraga, and ” Yad Avi chai’s “likrat shlichut” program.

 

 

 

 

Machshevet Yisrael / Introduction to 20th century philosophy and Emanuel Levinas

Rav Daniel Epstein

rav-epsteinRav Epstein received his rabbinic ordination from the Harry Fischel Institute for Talmudic Research and earned an M.A. from the University of Strasbourg, France. His interests include Jewish and general philosophy, Judaism in the modern era, and Biblical interpretation. He also teaches at Midreshet Lindenbaum and at the Tel Aviv University Institute of Psychology. Rav Epstein has written books and articles on Emmanuel Levinas, as well as other topics in philosophy and Judaism.