(Courtesy of Rinat Yisrael) Rinat Yisrael’s Adult Education Committee is proud to present an acclaimed rabbi and lecturer, Rabbi Shai Finkelstein, spiritual leader of the Nitzanim Synagogue in Baka, Jerusalem. Rabbi Finkelstein will speak on Sunday, July 28, at 8:30 p.m., on the topic of “Kiddush Hashem or Suicide? A Halachic and Historical Analysis of Jewish Martyrdom.”
Rabbi Finkelstein was born in Israel, attended Yeshivat Sha’alavim, served in the artillery unit of the IDF and was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He is currently the rabbi of Kehilat Nitzanim in Baka, Jerusalem, and lectures at Pardes, OU Israel Center, MATAN and Yeshurun Synagogue. He is the senior editor of the Koren Mikraot Hadorot. From 2000 to 2016 he was the rosh kollel of Torah Mitzion and the senior rabbi of the Baron Hirsch Synagogue in Memphis, Tennessee. Rabbi Finkelstein earned an MBA from the Fogelman School of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis.