Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz
Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz is a world-renowned lecturer and rabbinic authority, and senior lecturer at Ohr Somayach in Jerusalem. Until April 2010, he was the Rabbi of the Woodside Synagogue in Silver Spring, Maryland and Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Law School, specializing in contracts, bankruptcy commercial law, and bioethics. He received his rabbinic ordination from the Ner Israel Rabbinical College; his BA from Johns Hopkins University and JD from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude.
Rabbi Breitowitz's scope of knowledge, brilliance, as well as a unique ability to grasp complicated material and communicate it clearly to others is legendary. He has lectured and written extensively throughout the US and Israel on the interface of halacha and contemporary society relating to medical, business, and family ethics. He has published numerous articles on bankruptcy, commercial law, medical ethics, & Jewish law, stem cell research, cloning, organ donation, land for peace, and Jewish perspectives on war and gun control. He has also written many basic source books on Jewish values for NCSY, an organization that does Jewish outreach to teenagers.