Scholar-in-Residence Dinner with Rabbi Elli Fischer
Friday, February 24, 2017 • 28 Shevat 57776:30 PM - 8:00 PMASBI
Rabbi Elli Fischer
February 24 – 25 at ASBI
Friday Night Dinner
“Past & Present of Israeli Chief Rabbinate”
By registration only--register below by 11:59 PM on Monday, February 20.
If you have any dietary restrictions, please list them in the notes box when you register.
Early-Bird Price Before Wednesday, February 15, at 11:59 PM:
$18 Members | $23 Non-Members
Until February 20, 11:59 PM:
$20 Members | $25 Non-Members
Shabbat Morning Drasha
“Why I Defy the Rabbinic Establishment of the Jewish State”
Pre-Mincha Shiur, 4:20 PM
“The King Who Killed the Rabbis: A Talmudic Satire on Religion & State Power”
“America through an Israeli Lens, Israel through an American Lens”
Elli Fischer is an independent writer, translator, and rabbi. Previously, he was the JLIC rabbi and campus educator at the University of Maryland. He holds BA and MS degrees from Yeshiva University, rabbinical ordination from Israel’s Chief Rabbinate, and is working toward a doctorate in Jewish History at Tel Aviv University.
His writing has appeared in Commentary, Moment, Jewish Review of Books, Mosaic, Jewish Ideas Daily, Journal of Halakha and Contemporary Society, New York Jewish Week, Jewish Action, and Intermountain Jewish News, as well as popular blogs Seforim and Hirhurim. He maintains a popular, lively, and provocative social media presence. Among the issues he writes about are religion and politics in Israel; the interplay between legal and nonlegal elements of the Talmud (a book on the subject is on the way); and Jewish religious culture.
Rabbi Fischer also serves as the educational and religious coordinator of Kosher River Cruises, coaches little league baseball, and is a member of Modiin’s Tourism and Site Preservation Committee. Originally from Baltimore, he currently resides in Modiin, Israel, with his wife and four children.
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