Rabbi David Katz is the Director of Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim (MMY) and has been with MMY since its inception 23 years ago. He studied at Yeshiva University in New York and Yeshivat Torat Moshe in Jerusalem. Rabbi Katz is an extremely popular teacher – in particular his classes on the Halachik process and contemporary Israeli society – and has lectured extensively not only in seminary, but with teenagers and adults alike in communities and summer camps throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia. Originally from Teaneck, New Jersey, Rabbi Katz made aliya in 1989, is a father of 6 and proud grandfather of 6, and presently lives with his family in Ramat Bet Shemesh.
Field / Profession: Educator, Leadership & Motivation
Educator at: Midrasha
Speaking Topics: Torah, Israel, Eretz Yisrael, Campus/Students
Sample Topics - General:
Halachik Process, Rabbinic Authority, Must I Follow a Rabbi's Advice/ "Das Torah", Multiple Truths vs One Truth in Torah, Is The Oral Law the Commentary on the Written Law? CSI Halacha - DNA Evidence in Jewish Law, Rabbinic Loopholes, Rabbinic Censorship, Asked and Answered - Shopping Around for Rabbinic Opinions
Proving the Existence of G-d
Is Blood Thicker than Water - Matrilineal Descent in Halacha
Ahavat Chesed - What it Means to Love Good Deeds
Good Intentions - Do they Pave the Way to Heaven?
Guardianship and Parental Responsibilities
Adolescence in Jewish Thought
Invasion of Privacy
The Well Rounded Religious Personality
A Woman's Obligation in the "Chinuch" of Her Children
Sample Topics - Israel Related:
Halachik Issues in Israel Society
Land for Peace
Negotiating with Terrorists
Religious Coercion, Ethics in Warfare
Rebuilding the Temple in the Modern Era
Zionism and Anti Zionism
Religious Zionism in the view of Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik
The State of Israel - Reishit Zemichat Geulateinu?
Non Jewish Residency Rights in the Land of Israel
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