Rav Binyamin Zimmerman

Rav Binyamin Zimmerman [YHE '96] received his Semikha and his Masters in Secondary Jewish Education from Yeshiva University. After beginning his spiritual growth at Yeshivat Har Etzion, he spent time studying under some of the great Talmudic giants of the generation in order to learn from their styles, and blend them with the skills and training he acquired from Rosh Yeshiva HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein. His desire to bridge various approaches in Judaism also led to his in depth study of Jewish thought, combining ideas of Chassidim, Mitnagdim and others to a practical approach to modern questions of outlook and philosophy. Some of these ideas are expressed in his series on Jewish Ethics on The Virtual Beit Midrash. After beginning his teaching career in other yeshivot he decided to return to the Yeshiva where his growth began, to continue to develop in his spiritual home, and to aid the students in the yeshiva to achieve a broad based approach to Jewish learning and life.

Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Binyamin Zimmerman Shiur #27: Yovel Yovel, the fiftieth year, plays a pivotal role in the shemitta cycle. The jubilee year shares many features with the sabbatical, but it has a unique role--symbolized by the shofar blown not on Rosh Hashana, but on Yom Kippur. The Philosophy of Shemitta
Rav Binyamin Zimmerman Shiur #28: Yovel- The Count to make it Count The message of yovel is as relevant as ever, even though its laws are currently inapplicable. What does its clarion call for liberty and freedom mean for the Torah's vision of an ideal society? The Philosophy of Shemitta
Rav Binyamin Zimmerman Shiur #29: The Economic Message of Shemitta The economic and social messages of shemitta and yovel are profound, all the more so when we consider that these laws were given to a nation of former slaves. What does this system teach us about faith and fairness? The Philosophy of Shemitta
Rav Binyamin Zimmerman Shiur #30: The Challenge of Statehood In this final lesson, we examine the meaning of shemitta throughout the generations. How does this year reflect the continuing struggle to build a moral economy, which dates all the way back to Avraham? Can the sabbatical year be meaningful in the pre-Messianic Era? The Philosophy of Shemitta
Rav Binyamin Zimmerman Bein Adam Le-Chavero 2: Ethics of Interpersonal Conduct
Rav Binyamin Zimmerman Bein Adam Le-Chavero 3: Ethics of Interpersonal Conduct
Rav Binyamin Zimmerman Mussar with Rav Binyamin Zimmerman
Rav Binyamin Zimmerman The Philosophy of Shemitta
Rav Binyamin Zimmerman Bein Adam Le-chavero: Ethics of Interpersonal Conduct

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