Baruch Sterman is a co-founder of Ptil Tekhelet, an organization dedicated to restoring the ancient Biblical blue dye, and is considered to be one of the world’s experts on the topic. He has lectured around the world and written widely on all aspects related to Tekhelet including the halacha, history, philosophy and science. His book, The Rarest Blue, was awarded the Jewish Journal Book Prize for 2013.

Baruch received his doctorate in Physics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he invented a laser used for both medical and industrial purposes. He has a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in New York. For the past twenty-five years, he has been a leading technologist, entrepreneur and executive in the Israeli high-tech sector, and holds over 30 patents in optics, voice technology, and computer security.

Field / Profession: Business & Management

Speaking Topics: Torah, Israel, Eretz Yisrael, Halacha & the Modern World, Other

Sample Topics - General:
The Loss and Rediscovery of Tekhelet
Masoret (Tradition) vs. Authenticity: Tekhelet as a Litmus Test
Halachic Methodology in Considering a New Reality - Israel vs. America: Tekhelet as a Unique Example
Ishbitz/Radzyn Hassidut
The Trouble with Double Dipping: Tekhelet in the Sefira of Malchut
Judaism and Darwinian Evolution
Electricity and Shabbat: Dealing with the New Reality of Smart Homes & Smart Cities
Ramban Confronts the Christian Doctrine of the Curse of the Law

Sample Topics - Israel Related:
From Yechezkel to Herzl: The Symbolism of Blue and White
Halachic Methodology in Considering a New Reality - Israel vs. America: Tekhelet as a Unique Example
The Flame, the Flag, and the Fringe: A Hasidic Perspective
2nd-3rd Century Israel: Political, Social and Economic Crisis and Revival as Tracked by 3 Arguments in the Talmud

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