Rabbi Shimshon Nadel lives and teaches in Jerusalem, where he serves as Rav Kehila of Har Nof’s Kehilat Zichron Yosef. His articles on Jewish Law, Jewish History, Israel and Zionism have appeared in Techumin, Hakirah, The Journal of Halacha & Contemporary Society, Segula, Kol Hatorah, Kolmus, the Jerusalem Post, and the Jewish Press. He writes “Medina & Halacha: Exploring the Jewish State through the Lens of Jewish Law,” a popular weekly column looking at contemporary issues in Israel. His forthcoming book is “Return Again: The Argument for Aliyah” (Mosaica Press/Feldheim, 2019).
Before moving to Israel in 2009, Rabbi Nadel served as a rabbi in Nebraska and Connecticut.
A sought after lecturer, Rabbi Nadel has served as scholar in residence for communities all over the world. A profound thinker and dynamic educator, his classes are always full of wit, wisdom, and inspiration.
Field / Profession: Educator, Community/Synagogue Rabbi, Leadership & Motivation
Educator at: Yeshiva, Midrasha
Recent Places Spoken/Recommendations:
"Rabbi Nadel's natural warmth, oratory skills and breadth of knowledge come across clearly when he addresses an audience. Words which come from the heart enter the heart and Rabbi Nadel's words are well worth listening to."
- Rabbi Danny Mirvis, Senior Rabbi, Mizrachi, Melbourne
"...We were all impressed by his knowledge, passion, and talent as an educator. Listening to Rabbi Nadel will lift you up and make you want more."
- Simon Wallen, Bajit Jewish Community Center, Stockholm
"Rabbi Nadel connected so well with our students and young professionals. He makes ancient Torah topics engaging and relevant to all."
- Rabbi Yehuda Stern, Rabbi, Sydenham Shul, Johannesburg
"...Between his inspiring classes, his beautiful davening, and the Saturday Night Kumzits - this is something we would all enjoy doing again!"
- Rabbi Avi Billet, Anshei Chesed Congregation, Boynton Beach, Florida
Speaking Topics: Torah, Israel, Politics, Community, Eretz Yisrael, Inspirational, Mussar/Character Development, Jewish Education, Family Education, Halacha & the Modern World, Campus/Students
Sample Topics - General:
Korbanot Today: A Survey of Halacha & History
Chumra in Jewish Law & Life
Segulot & Superstitions
The Adventures of the Aleppo Codex
A Speaking Snake, a Talking Donkey, and the Limits of Biblical Interpretation
Can we be Critical of the Avot?
Did the Avot Keep all 613 Mitzvot?
Birkat Kohanim Daily in the Diaspora
From Athens to Vilna: The Vilna Gaon and his Disciples on Secular Studies
Who Wrote the Last 8 Verses of the Torah?
Infertility & Assisted Reproductive Technology
Modern Dilemmas in Jewish Medical Ethics
Sample Topics - Israel Related:
The Sefer & the Sword: Torah Study & Serving in the IDF
Building a Modern Democracy in an Ancient Land
The Prayer for the State of Israel in History and Halacha
Sabbath Observance in the Public Sphere in Israel
The Israeli Flag: National or Religious Symbol?
Mourning the Churban in a Rebuilt Jerusalem
Establishing Yom Ha'atzmaut & Yom Yerushalayim as Jewish Holidays
Return Again: The Argument for Aliya
Is there a mitzvah of Aliyah L'Regel Today?
Renewing Semicha & Restoring the Sanhedrin: A Survey of Halacha & History
Links to sample audio or videos:
Personal website: http://shimshonnadel.com/
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