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This book is a collection of 85 responsa written between 1988-2008. Using a wide array of Talmudic and halakhic sources along with archaeology, philology, artwork, music history and medicine, Rabbi Wayne Allen of Beth Tikvah in Toronto, addresses a wide range of subjects with which the modern Jewish world continues to grapple. Based on the authors more than thirty years of congregational experience, the book deals with issues such as virtual synagogues, women in Jewish Law, weddings, funerals, tattoos, astrology, cloning, mourning, the Ketubah and clergy confidentiality.
|Publisher:||The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies|
|Product dimensions:||6.80(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Rabbi Wayne Allen, Ph.D., received rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and was awarded a Ph.D. degree from York University in Toronto. He has served as a congregational rabbi for almost 34 years, taking on postings in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto. His primary interest has been Jewish Law. He is the author on two books on contemporary Jewish Law as well as editor of the first two volumes of Tomeikh keHalakhah, the responsa collection of the Union for Traditional Judaism, Rabbi Allen is recognized as an authority on the application of Jewish legal principles in a modern context.