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Rabbi Dr. Richard Hidary, Distinguished Rabbinic Fellow


Rabbi Dr. Richard is an outstanding scholar of Talmud and Second Temple Jewish History and is an Associate Professor of Judaic Studies at Yeshiva University.  He is the author of Dispute for the Sake of Heaven: Legal Pluralism in the Talmud (Brown, 2010), has penned numerous academic articles, and produces high school teaching guides for  Rabbi Hidary studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion and Yeshiva University, earned his Ph.D. in Hebrew and Judaic Studies from New York University, and received his rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate at the Shehebar Sephardic Center in Jerusalem. He is currently serving as a 2016-2017 Harry Starr Fellow in Judaica at Harvard University. His wife, Esther, is a pioneering leader in Jewish elementary and high school education and currently serves as the Assistant Principal at Yeshiva of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School. They have four wonderful children. 

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Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 

Chatham Square Cemetery

The oldest of our extant cemeteries is known as the Chatham Square Cemetery.  It is located in Chinatown at 55 St. James Place.  The land was originally purchased in 1682 by Joseph Bueno de Mesquita.