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Professional Faculty & Staff

Rabbi Chaim Brovender
Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Chaim Brovender is the Rosh Yeshiva of WebYeshiva and President of ATID - The Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions in Jewish Education, in Jerusalem. He was the founding Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Hamivtar and Michlelet Bruria (today, Midreshet Lindenbaum) where he pioneered the teaching of Gemara to students for whom the Talmud had been a closed book. For over forty years he has been a leading force in teaching Torah in Israel and enabling his students to "learn how to learn" according to the renowned "Brovender Method."

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Mr. Corey Beinhaker

Corey Beinhaker lives in Efrat with his wife Aliza and 6 children. He is a “layening” enthusiast, one who appreciates the finer points of proper pronunciation, delights in well-delivered diction and celebrates the sounds of correct cantillation. Corey studied with

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Rabbi Yitzchak Blau

Rabbi Yitzchak Blau teaches at Midreshet Lindenbaum and the Orayta Yeshiva and has previously taught at Yeshivat Hamivtar and at the Yeshivah of Flatbush High School. He has published articles on many areas of Jewish thought as well as a

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Rabbi David Brofsky

Rabbi David Brofsky is a senior faculty member at Midreshet Lindenbaum and writes a weekly halakha shiur for the Virtual Beit Midrash (VBM). He is the author of Hilchot Tefilla: A Comprehensive Guide to the Laws of Daily Prayer, and

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Rabbi Avraham Chira

Rabbi Avraham Chira received smicha from Rabbi Benayahu Shmueli, Rosh Yeshivat HaMekubalim, Nahar Shalom, in Jerusalem. He has been a student and teacher in the Yeshiva since 1993. He has taught for twelve years at the Berot Bat Ayin Seminary,

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Rabbi Uri Cohen

Rabbi Uri Cohen teaches at Midreshet HaRova and Midreshet Moriah. He learned at Yeshivat Shaalvim and Yeshivat Hamivtar, and received Semikhah from RIETS (YU) and Yeshivat Hamivtar. He also holds Masters degrees in Medieval Jewish History and Jewish Education from

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Dr. Jeremy England

Dr. Jeremy England is an assistant professor in the physics department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on a branch of physics know as statistical mechanics, which he applies to making sense of the different ways living

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Rabbi Dovid Fink

In addition to being one of Rabbi Brovender's first students, Rabbi Dovid Fink is an outstanding expertᅠand teacher of Halacha. Rabbi Fink received his Rabbinic ordination from ITRI and the Mir and was awarded his Ph.D in Semitic Languages and

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Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman

Rabbi Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. Since 1989 he has been studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.

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Dr. Lisa Fredman

Dr. Lisa Fredman has a BA from Stern College, and an MA and PhD in Bible from Bar Ilan University. Her doctoral dissertation "A Critical Edition of Rashi's Commentary to Proverbs" will be published this year. She is currently working

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Mrs. Osnat Goldman

Mrs. Goldman has served as an adult educator in Jerusalem for many years in Torah learning centers such as Midreshet Rachel and Aish HaTorah. Through her love of teaching and sharing Torah with others, Mrs. Goldman has developed an innovative

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Mrs. Osnat Goldman's Courses:
Bible Basics Series: Shaul vs David
Navi / Ketuvim (Bible: Prophets/Writings) 
Bible Basics Series: The Fall of Shaul
Navi / Ketuvim (Bible: Prophets/Writings) 
Yona for Beginners
Navi / Ketuvim (Bible: Prophets/Writings) 

Rabbi Shlomo Katz

Rabbi Shlomo Katz was born in Englewood, New Jersey but spent most of his growing years in Raanana, Israel.ᅠ As a teenager, Shlomo returned to Los Angeles with his family and there became active with Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach's Happy Minyan

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Mr. Mordechai Kaufman

Mr. Martin Kaufman was educated at Yeshiva Universty and New York University"s Graduate School of Business Administration. Was Chairman and CEO of Philipp Brothers, formerly one of the world's largest commodity trading companies. He is a global consultant to entities

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Rabbi Maury Kelman

Besides directing Route 613, Maury Kelman is the rabbi of Congregation Agudath Achim in Bradley Beach, NJ, and chairman of Kedma, a student organization. He is also a lawyer who advises investment funds.

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Mrs. Sally Mayer

Sally Mayer teaches Talmud and Halakhah at Midreshet Lindenbaum, where she also serves as a mentor to her students. She lectured in the Educators Training Program at Midreshet Lindenbaum and has worked as an editor for the new Koren translation

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Rabbi Ron-Ami Meyers

Rabbi Ron-Ami Meyers had his first taste of Torah learning under Rabbi Brovender at Yeshivat Hamivtar in 1983. His Torah study continued at Yeshiva University and at Kollelim in Eretz Yisrael. His most recent position in Israel was as a

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Rabbi Shaul Robinson

Born in Glasgow, Scotland. Studied at Yeshivat HaMivtar 1988-1995. First Full time Student Chaplain at the University of Cambridge, then Rabbi of Barnet Synagogue until 2005. Senior Rabbi at Lincoln Square Synagogue 2005 - present. Holds a BA in Political

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Rabbi Shaul Robinson's Courses:
Perek B’Shana
Mishna/Gemara (Talmud) 
Perek B’Shana
Mishna/Gemara (Talmud) 
Gemara B’Shana 5776
Mishna/Gemara (Talmud) 

Rabbi Josh Ross

After receiving an advanced double BA in History and Philosophy from Dalhousie University (Canada) Rabbi Joshua Ross spent eight years learning in Israel. Following his decision to join the Orthodox Union's Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus, Rabbi Ross returned to

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Rabbi Josh Ross's Courses:
Evolution of the Avot
Chumash (Bible: Torah) 

Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein

Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein has semicha from YU (RIETS) and a PhD from Harvard. He has worked in shul rabbinate, high school and adult education. He is the author of both fiction and non-fiction, most recently "As If We Were

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Mrs. Sarah Rudolph

Sarah Rudolph is a Jewish educator and freelance writer. She has been sharing her passion for Jewish texts of all kinds for over 15 years, with students of all ages. Sarah's essays have been published in a variety of internet

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Mrs. Sarah Rudolph's Courses:
Miriam the Prophetess
Chumash (Bible: Torah) 
Lessons From Gidon
Navi / Ketuvim (Bible: Prophets/Writings) 

Rabbi Jeffrey Saks

Rabbi Jeffrey Saks is the founding Director of ATID - The Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions in Jewish Education, in Jerusalem. An editorial board member of the journal Tradition, Rabbi Saks authored Spiritualizing Halakhic Education (Mandel Foundation) and edited

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Rabbi David Sedley

David Sedley lives in Jerusalem with his wife and six children. He was born and raised in New Zealand before making Aliya in 1992. He left Israel temporarily (for eight years) to serve as a communal Rabbi in Scotland and

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Rabbi David Sedley's Courses:
Teshuva & the Musar Movement
Machshava (Jewish Thought) 

Dr. Baruch Sterman

Baruch Sterman received his doctorate in Physics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and for the past twenty years, he has been a leading technologist, entrepreneur and executive in the Israeli high-tech sector. Baruch is recognized as a world expert

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Mrs. Aviva Stern

Aviva Stern is a Yoetzet Halacha and Jewish educator. She has a BA in Jewish Studies and an MA in Bible, both from Yeshiva University. She completed Nishmat's Keren Ariel fellowship for Yoatzot Halacha, and she is an experienced kallah

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Mrs. Rachel Weber Leshaw

Rachel Weber Leshaw is a graduate of Nishmat's Keren Ariel yoetzet halacha training program, as well as the Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies at Yeshiva University. She has taught Torah in a variety of educational institutions in Israel and

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Rabbi Avi Weinstein

Rabbi Avi Weinstein taught at Yeshivat Hamivtar and Michlelet Bruria from 1979 until 1984. He also has been a talmid of Rabbi Brovender since 1975. He is currently the Head of Jewish Studies at The Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy in

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Dr. Yael Ziegler

Dr. Yael Ziegler is a lecturer in Tanakh at Herzog College and Matan. She received her BA from Stern College and an MA and Ph.D. at Bar Ilan University. Dr. Ziegler has lectured widely on various Tanakh topics in Israel,

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Rabbi Yitzhak Zuriel

Rabbi Yitzhak Zuriel has been enjoying guiding students in how to learn and understand Talmud at WebYeshiva.org since its founding. He began his teaching career as a teacher and educational director at Michlelet Bruria in the 1980s. For over 20

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