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Jews You Should Know

Jan 29, 2018


Although he bears the name of his illustrious and saintly grandfather, the current-day Rabbi Aaron Kotler took a circuitous route back to the institution his family created. Spending years teaching in Jerusalem and studying in the Catskills, he eventually returned to as President of what is now the largest yeshiva (institute of Torah study) in the United States - and possibly the world.

In this conversation, Rabbi Kotler shares his passion for the study of Torah by all Jews and for the importance of Judaism as a moral voice to the world. He shares charming vignettes of encounters with esteemed politicians and change-makers in broader society, and discusses the values and challenges associated with building great institutions.



Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. Some are already famous, some not yet so. But each is a Jew You Should Know.

The host, Rabbi Ari Koretzky, is Executive Director of MEOR Maryland (, a premier Jewish outreach and educational organization. MEOR operates nationally on twenty campuses and in Manhattan; visit the national website at

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