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Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz

Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz

Rabbi Dr. Yitzchak Breitowitz's scope of knowledge, brilliance, as well as a unique ability to grasp complicated material and communicate it clearly to others is legendary. Rabbi Breitowitz received his bachelor of arts from Johns Hopkins University and obtained semicha from Ner Israel Rabbinical College. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and shortly thereafter became the Rav of the Silver Spring Woodside Shul in Silver Spring Maryland while maintaining status as a tenured professor at the University of Maryland School of Law. Rabbi Breitowitz teaches at Or Sameach as well as the OU Israel center and he has published widely on Jewish law and ethics.

Chanukah and Hiddur

December 20, 2017, by

Unlike other mitzvot, there are 3 levels of how to perform the mitzvah of lighting the chanukah menorah. Why is hiddur so integral to the laws of Chanukah?

The Message of Chanukah

December 11, 2017, by

The real celebration of Chanukah is the re-dedication of the Mikdash, the miracle of the oil was a secondary miracle that made the Jews realize that the victory over the Greeks and the re-dedication were miraculous.

Hilchos Teshuva #1

September 21, 2011, by

The very phrase “days of awe” connote fear and anxiety. The flip side is that they are also days of extraordinary opportunity and closeness to God. Presented by Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz at the OU Israel Center in Jerusalem.