Rabbi Assaf Bednarsh received his semicha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, an affiliate of Yeshiva University. He holds a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.A. in Jewish History from Yeshiva University. Prior to his aliyah in 2004, he served as a Maggid Shiur and Assistant Director of Yeshiva University’s Graduate Program for Women in Advanced Talmudic Studies, and as a Rebbe in TMSTA – Yeshiva University High School. He currently holds the Ruth Buchbinder Mitzner Chair in Talmud and Jewish Law at Yeshiva University’s RIETS Kollel in Jerusalem, and teaches at Yeshivat Har Etzion. He lives in Alon Shevut with his wife Leora and their seven children.