Joining the OU Israel program at the David Resort and Spa at the Dead Sea will be Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz. Rabbi Breitowitz is a senior faculty at the OU Israel Center and a Senior Lecturer in Yeshivat Ohr Somayach in Yerushalayim. Until April 2010, he was the Rabbi of the Woodside Synagogue in Silver Spring,Maryland and Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Law School. He received his rabbinic ordination from the Ner Israel Rabbinical College; his BA from Johns Hopkins University and JD from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude. He has written and lectured extensively both in the United States and Israel on the interface of halacha and contemporary society with a special interest and expertise in medical, family, business, and legal ethics. His articles cover topics such as stem cell research, cloning, organ donation, land for peace, and Jewish perspectives on war and gun control. He has also written many basic source books on Jewish values for NCSY, the OU youth organization that does Jewish outreach to teenagers.
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