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A Life of Torah: A Conversation with Rabbi Dr. Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff

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June 22, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A Life of Torah: A Conversation with Rabbi Dr. Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff

Dovi Safier interviews noted scholar, author, and teacher, Rabbi Dr. Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff, who has taught thousands of students throughout his more than half century at Yeshiva University and various institutions of higher learning in Israel.

He is the author of several popular books including The Silver Era, Bernard Revel: Builder of American Orthodoxy and his memoirs entitled “From Washington Avenue to Washington Street” as well as several others books and sefarim. Rabbi Rakeffet was a close student of Rabbi Joseph B Soloveitchik and also studied under Rabbi Aharon Kotler in Lakewood. In the 1980’s, Rabbi Rakeffet and his wife Malka traveled to the Soviet Union several times on behalf of the Mossad’s clandestine Nativ unit. Rabbi Rakeffet has been a member of the Gruss Kollel faculty since its inception in 1976 and teaches weekly classes to his devoted talmidim who join in person and across the world virtually.

DOVI SAFIER is an entrepreneur and investor who also enjoys researching unexplored chapters of Jewish History. He is the co-author of a weekly history column in Mishpacha Magazine entitled “For The Record”. Dovi resides in Lawrence, NY with his wife Diana and 5 children. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Orthodox Union and is active on behalf of several communal institutions.


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June 22, 2021
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