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Shmuel Hain

Shmuel Hain
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Shmuel Hain is a pulpit Rabbi and educator. Under his leadership, YIOZ of North Riverdale/Yonkers has transformed into a vibrant community synagogue. As Rosh Beit Midrash at SAR High School, he directs the graduate Beit Midrash Fellowship, teaches advanced Judaic Studies classes, and oversees after-school and Alumni learning programs. He is also co-director of Machon Siach at SAR High School, a research institute for high school educators. Shmuel has co-authored and edited several volumes of Torah and academic scholarship, including a volume in The Orthodox Forum series entitled The Next Generation of Modern Orthodoxy (Ktav: 2012). Shmuel was recently awarded the Daniel Jeremy Silver Fellowship at Harvard University for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The Tragic Gap: Birkat Ha-Ilanot Amidst COVID-19

Shumel Hain discusses how we can bridge the "Tragic Gap" between the world envisioned in the blessing on budding fruit tress and our current reality of pandemic and tragedy

Catching up to Israel: A Yom Ha’atzmaut Reflection on the Post-Pesah Parshah Gap

Shmuel Hain comments on the leap year parshah-gap between Israel and the Diaspora.

Halakhah’s Insiders and Outsiders

Shmuel Hain Reviews Chaim Saiman's Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law.

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