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Moshe Kurtz

Moshe Kurtz
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Rabbi Moshe Kurtz serves as the Assistant Rabbi of Congregation Agudath Sholom. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Yeshiva College and an M.S. from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration. During his time at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), Rabbi Kurtz studied under and learned one-on-one with Rabbi Dr. Moshe D. Tendler, a preeminent authority in Jewish medical ethics. His interests include High Fantasy literature, Classic Rock music, and peated Scotch Whiskey. Rabbi Kurtz can be contacted at rabbikurtz@cas-stamford.org.

Streamlining Services: What Can we Learn from High Holidays 5781?

Many synagogue goers found the abbreviated High Holiday services we recently concluded quite appealing. Need we eventually go back to the way it was before coronavirus? Not really, argues Moshe Kurtz, surveying the substantial halakhic support for shortening the services every year.

When Synagogues Reopen, May the Congregation Permit a Bar Mitzvah Boy to Make Up...

When Synagogues Reopen, May the Congregation Permit a Bar Mitzvah Boy to Make Up His Torah Reading? Moshe Kurtz weighs in.