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Rabbi Ari Zivotofsky is a professor of neuroscience at Bar-Ilan University. As a “halachic adventurer” he has traveled to exotic locations to explore Jewish traditions and history. He learned in Yeshivat Har Etzion and has degrees from the Cooper Union, Hofstra University, NJIT, Revel Graduate School of YU, and Case Western Reserve University. After a post-doc at the National Institutes of Health, he made aliyah in 2000. He is trained as a shochet and co-organized the Mesorah Dinners in Israel, NY, LA and Chicago. In addition to his scientific publications he is widely published on Jewish topics including a regular column in the OU’s Jewish Action magazine, and contributions to Mishpacha, Tradition, the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society, Hakira and Tchumin. He has been a tour guide in Ir David for the last 10 years.

Field / Profession: Educator

Educator at: Academic

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

Sample Topics - General:
small, exotic, disappearing, or emerging Jewish communities
kashrut of exotic animals, birds, fish
common Jewish urban legends

Sample Topics - Israel Related:
unique Yerushalayim halachot
Zivotofsky vs Kerry passport Supreme Court case

Languages: English

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