Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth
Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth is an engaging and sought-after speaker, with expertise in the history and development of Halakha.
In his new book, “The Narrow Halakhic Bridge – A Vision of Jewish Law in the Post-Modern Age”, he grapples with the dichotomy of our fast-paced societal and technological revolutions and the slow-evolving nature of Halakha. Rav Ronen offers a fresh way to look at Jewish law through the unique lens of our generation, portraying a vision that balances an unqualified commitment to Orthodox tradition with out-of-the-box thinking. He has also authored a number of blog and op-ed articles about how Halakha applies to everyday situations, including lately during the COVID-19 crisis.
Rav Ronen has served as a community rabbi for more than 15 years, trained tens of community rabbis, and led rabbinical organizations in Israel. He served on shlichut as the Rabbi of Bnei Akiva of the US and Canada, and has lectured in more than a hundred communities around the world, mainly in North America. He interacts with engaged and disengaged Jews, including officiating at more than 800 weddings for unaffiliated couples in Israel and America. These experiences have given him a broad perspective on the contemporary Halakhic challenges facing Jewish individuals, communities, and rabbis around the world, understanding the pressure for Halakhic change and seeking ways to balance it with the preservation of Jewish tradition.
Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth is available for lectures (in person or online) on topics relating to the application of Halakha in our times, Orthodox Jewish responses to post-modernism, Israel-Diaspora affairs, and other contemporary challenges.