Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School Announces Launch of Online Lindenbaum Center
November 1, 2016
Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School (YCT) announces the launch of the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies website, immediately available at Lindenbaumcenter.org.
The Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies is dedicated to promoting an Orthodox halakha that is scrupulous, sophisticated, and responsive. The new website will serve as the primary platform for the dissemination of the Center’s publications and a hub for its other activities, including:
• articles exploring questions related to Orthodoxy today;
• answers to halakhic inquires.
• the promotion of dialogue on the important halakhic questions of our time.
• in-depth teshuvot (responsa) on a wide range of topics, from the classical to the contemporary.
Rabbi Ysoscher Katz, Director of the Lindenbaum Center, is excited by the Center’s expanding potential: “Halakhic discourse is one of the most traditional and innovative fields of Torah study. Throughout history, it has been the tool through which the Jewish community has articulated its vision for a vibrant and relevant Judaism, and it remains so today: we turn to the authority of the past for guidance and look to the promise of the future for inspiration. With the new website, the Lindenbaum Center will be positioned as a primary voice in that conversation.”
On the beautiful and easily navigable new website, the Lindenbaum Center provides open access to articles and responsa on a broad range of topics in both English and Hebrew, the possibility for visitors to submit their own questions, and lively exchanges on halakhic topics featuring the leading thinkers and poskim (halakhic decisors) of our time. Rabbi Katz adds, “We believe that, at its best, halakhic discourse happens both vertically and horizontally, between the experts who decide halakha and the laity affected by those decisions, and we hope to create a forum on the website for promoting and enabling those multi-dimensional conversations.”
The Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies was established through a generous grant from Belda z”l and Marcel Lindenbaum, philanthropists and supporters of many Modern Orthodox institutions of higher learning.