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Rabbi Chaim Coffman
Rabbi Coffman has helped people from all across the spectrum to prepare themselves properly for Orthodox Conversion to Judaism. His students admire his vast knowledge and appreciate his warm, personal attention and endearing sense of humor.
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I have been teaching newcomers to Judaism for over a decade and over the last few years I have seen that conversion candidates really lack the support and knowledge they need to navigate the conversion process and successfully integrate into the Orthodox Jewish community.

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My Rebbe, Rav Moshe Sternbuch

In case you were wondering why I have all of these articles written by Rav Moshe Sternbuch, he is my Rebbe, and one of the gedolei hador (greatest Rabbis of our generation).

Rav Sternbuch fully endorses me and supports my mentorship program.

He is the address for all of my halachic or hashkafic (practical and philosophical) questions that I or my students may have.

The articles are based on his weekly talks on the Torah portion that the Rav gives in Jerusalem in his kollel. As a member of the kollel I get first dibbs on the photocopies and I type them up for my blog so you can all benefit from the Rav's erudition and insight.
Saturday, February 20, 2010

Eved Ivri

Desperate Heart said...

"On the other hand, the degradation of living with a non-Jewish maidservant should make it clear to him that he did not act according to the elevated ways of the Torah. We hope that by the time his stay with this family ends, the slave will have internalized both of these outlooks and be able to reenter society as an honest person."

This part brings up some confusing issues to me. What happens after the slave is freed? Is he still married to the non-Jewish maidservant? If so, and he successfully was rehabilitated during his time as a slave, then being married to a non-Jew seems counter productive.

Rabbi Coffman responds: If the slave went in with a family, the family comes out with him. If he marries a non-Jewish woman, she stays and so does his kids. It is productive for the owner and it helps the Jew work on his yetzer hara as well

1 comments:

Desperate Heart said...

I see, I suppose it is the details of how this situation would operate. But the overall idea definitely makes sense, that the person would learn how to live / be inspired to live better by living with a righteous family that is living well. Thank you.