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MOSHE Z. SOKOL is Rabbi of the Yavneh Minyan of Flatbush. He is presently the Dean of the Lander College for Men, a division of Touro College.

Rabbi Sokol studied for seven years at the Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia. He was ordained at Israel Torah Research Institute (ITRI) in Jerusalem followed by two years of post-semicha study at Yeshiva Torah Vodaath.

Rabbi Sokol received his Doctorate in Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Thyssen Foundation Research Fellow and B.A. in Philosophy and Comparative Literature summa cum laude, phi beta kappa at Brooklyn College.

Rabbi Sokol has published over two dozen essays in Israeli, British and American journals and books in the fields of Jewish philosophy and ethics.

As member of the steering committee for the Orthodox Forum, Rabbi Sokol has chaired three conferences. He also serves as Fellow of the Academy for Jewish Philosophy and Chair of its annual meeting at the Association for Jewish Studies. The Rabbi is also a member of the Rabbinical Council of America and the Vaad HaRabbonim of Flatbush.

Some of Rabbi Sokol's writings:

Editor of Rabbinic Authority and Personal Autonomy, Jason Aronson publishers, 1992.

Editor of Engaging Modernity: Rabbinic Leaders and the Challenge of the Twentieth Century, Jason Aronson publishers, 1997.

Editor of Tolerance, Dissent, and Democracy: Philosophical, Historical, and Halakhic Perspectives, Jason Aronson publishers, 2002.

Text of Shabbat Vayera sermon, November 11, 1995

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