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The Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

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 הנה ימים באים נאום ה’ אלהים והשלחתי רעב בארץ, לא רעב ללחם ולא צמא למים, כי אם לשמוע את דברי ה’ …עמוס ח:יא

Today, Jews all over the world are searching. They are searching for a Torah that challenges their minds and inspires their hearts, a Torah that is spiritually uplifting and intellectually stimulating. Above all, they are seeking a Torah that speaks to them and connects them to their communities, their schools, and their homes. The Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School (YCT) is committed to fostering and disseminating a Torah that will answer these needs and support their search.

The Lindenbaum Center is a concrete resource for advanced Torah scholarship that is dedicated to enriching Jewish religious discourse; impacting the Orthodox world by engaging with a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary thought. Its mission is to expand the community of scholars, instill a feeling of ownership for halakha in the larger community by producing sophisticated, first-rate publications, and host and organize enlightening conferences, talks, debates, and lectures.

Devoutly Orthodox and passionately modern, the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies at YCT is spreading a Torah that brings meaning to lives and loving-kindness to the world.

We at the Lindenbaum Center also believe that a vigorous engagement with halakha and the promoting of multiple halakhic voices are essential for the religious well-being of our community. A key goal of the Center is to enrich the community’s Modern Orthodox halakha discourse and to teach and disseminate a sophisticated Modern Orthodox halakha that is relevant, honest, and multi-vocal.

A way to achieve that goal is by writing teshuvot (responsa) that address contemporary issues with openness, nuance, sophistication, and sensitivity. The Center started distributing weekly teshuvot, written by our Rosh HaYeshiva, Rabbi Dov Linzer, on a wide range of issues that are of concern to the community.

Established through a generous grant from the philanthropists and funders of many modern orthodox institutions of higher learning  Belda Lindenbaum z”l and her husband Marcel.

 

Mission

The Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies is dedicated to the promotion of an Orthodox Halakha which is authentic, honest, nuanced, and sophisticated.

We are committed to publishing teshuvot (responsa) and articles, organizing conferences, answering halakhic inquires, and promoting dialogue about the important halakhic questions of our time. Our goal is to disseminate a Torah which is proudly modern and passionately Orthodox.

Halakha is the vehicle which links the practical with the profound. It is where we go for practical solutions, and at the same time turn to for transcendental inspiration. We are committed to teaching a Halakha which is practical, sensitive, and relevant, and also bold, demanding, and religiously inspiring.

Halakhic discourse is multi-vocal. We are therefore dedicated to being a platform for the multiplicity of halakhic voices within our community. The center is a place where scholars and lay experts engage in robust conversations, arguing, and adjudicating the important questions our Modern Orthodox community must confront.