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Oran Zweiter

Oran Zweiter
Oran Zweiter Is the assistant rabbi at Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford, CT. He received his rabbinic ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He holds an MA in Talmud, and is currently pursuing a PhD in American Jewish History from the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. He has a particular interest in the history of halakhah and rabbinics in America.

Challenges of the American Rabbinate from the First Rabbi in the Americas: In Honor...

Oran Zweiter Rabbi Isaac Aboab da Fonseca, the first ordained rabbi to travel to the Americas, arrived in Recife, Brazil in 1642. The writings of...