Ariel Picard

Ariel Picard is a graduate of the Har Etzion Yeshiva, where he studied for nine years before being ordained by the Chief Rabbis of Israel. He also completed studies at the Teachers Seminary at the Herzog College, received a B.A. in Talmud and an M.A. in Commentary and Culture from Bar-Ilan University and in 2004 a doctoral degree for a thesis on “The Rabbinical Decisions of Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef in the Light of Changing Times.” For seven years he served as communal rabbi at Kibbutz Shluhot in the Beit She’an Valley and as a rabbi at the Ma’aleh Gilboa Yeshivah. Now living in Jerusalem, he teaches at the Hartman Institute and at the Ya’akov Herzog Center at Kibbutz Ein Zurim.

Articles by this author

Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef

Of his numerous works the major one is Halakhic decisions written by rabbinic authories in response to questions posed to them.Responsa: Yabbia Omer (YO), the ten volumes of which contain his responsa on many subjects of Jewish law.

Rabbi Ben-Zion Meir Hai Ouziel

R. Ben-Zion Hai Ouziel wrote extensively on religious, communal and national subjects, as well as Jewish philosophy, his articles appearing in several newspapers and journals. His election as the Sephardic Chief Rabbi (the Rishon le-Zion) carried a concurrent appointment to the Va’ad Le’ummi (National Council of Jews of Palestine) and he participated in the sessions in which the Jewish Agency was founded.

Ben Ish Hai

R. Joseph Hayyim ben Elijah al-Hakam was a well-known Torah scholar and preacher who wrote many halakhic, Kabbalistic and homiletical books, but never held any public position.

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