Rabbi Hershel Schachter
Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Shukie & Robyn Grossman and family
Rav Hershel Schachter, a noted Talmudic scholar, has had a distinguished career with RIETS for nearly 50 years. He joined the faculty in 1967, at the age of 26, the youngest Rosh Yeshiva at RIETS. Since 1971, Rav Schachter has been Rosh Kollel in RIETS’ Marcos and Adina Katz Kollel (Institute for Advanced Research in Rabbinics) and also holds the institution’s Nathan and Vivian Fink Distinguished Professorial Chair in Talmud.
In addition to his teaching duties, Rav Schachter lectures, writes, and serves as a world renowned decisor of Jewish Law. A prolific author, he has written more than 100 articles, in Hebrew and English, for such scholarly publications as HaPardes, Hadarom, Beth Yitzchak, and Or Hamizrach. Sefarim written include Eretz HaTzvi, B’ikvei HaTzon, Ginat HaEgoz, as well as Nefesh HaRav, MiPninei HaRav and Divrei HaRav. He is also the Senior Posek for OU Kosher.