We were privileged this week to hear an outstanding shiur from Rav Tzvi Flaum. Rav Flaum, mining from his decades of Torah scholarship and experience (see below) tackled a most challenging topic, "Human Cloning and Stem Cell Research: Halachic and Hashkafic Perspectives." With both in-depth sources and clear diagrams, Rav Flaum explained this fascinating and timely topic in an exhaustive and clear fashion. Rav Flaum stayed after the shiur for answering questions from our students!
Please click here to hear the shiur.
We are grateful to Rav Flaum for giving of his time to share words of Torah and inspiration.
Rabbi Tzvi Flaum was a talmid of Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik zt”l and, after obtaining his B.A. in Jewish History from Yeshiva University, he received his rabbinical ordination from Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchanan. He was a “Chaver” of the RIETS Kollel for more than a decade, and he received the advanced rabbinic ordination “Yoreh Yoreh Yadin Yadin,” qualifying him as a serious decisor of Jewish Law. Concurrently, he earned his M.A. in Jewish History from the Bernard Revel Graduate School.. Raav Flaum served as the Rav of the Torah Center of Hillcrest, Chairman of the Vaad HaRabbanim of Queens, and Co-Chairman of the Chevra Kadisha Commission of Queens. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Education at Yeshiva of South Shore, and he is currently Chairman of the Vaad HaRabbanim of Far Rockaway and Lawrence. He was Professor of Judaic Studies, as well as Mashgiach Ruchani, at Stern College for Women, and he is currently Professor of Judaic Studies and Mashgiach Ruchani at Lander College for Women.