Prof. David Golinkin
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||Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin is the President and Rector of the
Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem.
Rabbi David Golinkin was born and raised in Arlington , Virginia . He made aliyah in 1972, earning a B.A. in Jewish History and two teaching certificates from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem . He received an M.A. in Rabbinics and a Ph.D. in Talmud from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where he was also ordained as Rabbi.
Prof. Golinkin is President and Professor of Jewish Law at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. He is long-time Chair of the Va'ad Halakhah (Law Committee) of the Rabbinical Assembly which writes responsa and gives halakhic guidance to the Masorti (Conservative) Movement in Israel . He is the founder and Director of the Institute of Applied Halakhah at The Schechter Institute whose goal is to publish a library of halakhic literature for the Conservative and Masorti Movements. He is also the Director of the Center for Women in Jewish Law at the Schechter Institute whose goal is to find halakhic solutions for agunot or “chained women” who are unable to obtain a get from their husbands.
Rabbi Golinkin is the author or editor of thirty-one books including Halakhah for Our Time, An Index of Conservative Responsa and Halakhic Studies 1917-1990, Responsa of the Va'ad Halakhah, Be'er Tuvia, The Responsa of Prof. Louis Ginzberg, Rediscovering the Art of Jewish Prayer, Proceedings of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards 1927-1970, Ginzey Rosh Hashanah, Responsa in a Mom ent, The Jewish Law Watch, The Status of Women in Jewish Law: Responsa, The Shoah Scroll, Insight Israel: The View from Schechter, To Learn and to Teach, The High Holy Days by Rabbi Hayyim Kieval, and Responsa and Halakhic Studies by Rabbi Isaac Klein. He authored a column entitled “Responsa” which appeared in Moment magazine from 1990-1996. He is currently the author of a monthly email column “Insight Israel” at www.schechter.edu. He has published over 150 articles, responsa and sermons.
He resides with his family in Jerusalem .