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Encyclopedia > Telshe yeshiva (Chicago)

Telshe yeshiva (Chicago) (or Telshe Chicago or Telz Chicago) is a Haredi yeshiva (a Jewish Talmudical and rabbinical school) located in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. Haredi or Charedi Judaism, often referred to as Ultra-Orthodox Judaism, is the most theologically conservative form of Orthodox Judaism. ... Yeshiva or yeshivah (Hebrew: ישיבה pl. ... This article describes some ethnic, historic, and cultural aspects of the Jewish identity; for a consideration of the Jewish religion, refer to the article Judaism. ... The first page of the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Berachot, folio 2a The Talmud (תלמוד) is a record of rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jewish law, ethics, customs and history. ... Rabbi (Classical Hebrew רִבִּי ribbÄ«;; modern Ashkenazi and Israeli רַבִּי rabbÄ«) in Judaism, means teacher, or more literally great one. The word Rabbi is derived from the Hebrew root-word RaV, which in biblical Hebrew means great or distinguished, (in knowledge). In the ancient Judean schools (and among Sefaradim today) the sages... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ...


In 1960, Rabbi Chaim Mordechai Katz, rosh yeshiva of the Telshe yeshiva in Cleveland, Ohio, established Telshe Chicago as a branch of the Telshe yeshiva. Rabbi Chaim Mordechai Katz (1894-1964) was the Rosh Yeshiva of the Telz Yeshiva in Cleveland and among American Jewry’s foremost religious leaders. ... Rosh yeshiva (Hebrew: ראש ישיבה) (pl. ... Telshe yeshiva. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Telshe yeshiva. ...

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Mission

Telshe Chicago an institution of Torah study devoted primarily to Talmudical studies. It is dedicated to the principle that the Jewish people as a viable and vibrant entity is dependent upon the study and knowledge of Torah and Talmud. Its purpose is to train Torah scholars and to imbue them with Torah ideals and values to enable them to participate as communal leaders and activists on all levels. Torah study is the study by Jews of the Torah, Tanakh, Talmud, responsa, rabbinic literature and similar works, all of which are Judaisms religious texts, for the purpose of the mitzvah (commandment) of Torah study itself, meaning study for religious (as opposed to academic) purposes. ... The first page of the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Berachot, folio 2a The Talmud (תלמוד) is a record of rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jewish law, ethics, customs and history. ... This article describes some ethnic, historic, and cultural aspects of the Jewish identity; for a consideration of the Jewish religion, refer to the article Judaism. ... Torah () is a Hebrew word meaning teaching, instruction, or law. It is the central and most important document of Judaism revered by Jews through the ages. ... The first page of the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Berachot, folio 2a The Talmud (תלמוד) is a record of rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jewish law, ethics, customs and history. ...

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History

For some time, the Telzer rosh yeshiva, Rabbi Chaim Mordechai Katz had wanted to open a branch of the yeshiva in Chicago, but had been stymied in his efforts by local individuals opposed to the idea. Rabbi Katz managed to obtain premises in Chicago and selected a group of exemplary members of the faculty and kollel in Telz Cleveland and sent them, along with a group of students, to open the Chicago branch. Rosh yeshiva (Hebrew: ראש ישיבה) (pl. ... Rabbi Chaim Mordechai Katz (1894-1964) was the Rosh Yeshiva of the Telz Yeshiva in Cleveland and among American Jewry’s foremost religious leaders. ... Yeshiva or yeshivah (Hebrew: ישיבה pl. ... A Kollel is an institute for Jewish learning for adults; they have traditionally been a Yeshiva for married men. ...


Among the Rabbis are: Rabbi Avraham Chaim Levin (Rosh Yeshiva), Rabbi Chaim Dov Keller (Rosh Yeshiva) and the late Rabbi Chaim Schmelczer (menahel ruchani) being replaced after his death by his son, Moshe Schmelczer , and the Mashgiach, Rabbi Avrohom Lipschutz. Rosh yeshiva (Hebrew: ראש ישיבה) (pl. ... Mashgiach ruchani (or Mashgiach, (Hebrew: Spiritual supervisor/guide) is a title that usually refers to a rabbi who has an official position within a yeshiva responsible for the non-academic areas of yeshiva students lives. ...

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Divisions

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Mechina

The mechina ("preparatory school"), offers a four-year course for students of high school age in Talmud, Hebrew Bible, Prophets and Jewish law leading to acceptance in the yeshiva division. The mechina incorporates the Telshe High School, which offers a full four-year senior high school general studies program accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Yeshiva or yeshivah (Hebrew: ישיבה pl. ... The first page of the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Berachot, folio 2a The Talmud (תלמוד) is a record of rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jewish law, ethics, customs and history. ... 11th century manuscript of the Hebrew Bible with Targum This article discusses usage of the term Hebrew Bible. For the article on the Hebrew Bible itself, see Tanakh. ... Neviim [נביאים] or Prophets is the second of the three major sections in the Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible). ... Halakha (Hebrew: הלכה; also transliterated as Halakhah, Halacha, Halakhot and Halachah) is the collective corpus of Jewish religious law, including biblical law (the 613 mitzvot) and later talmudic and rabbinic law as well as customs and traditions. ... The Illinois State Board of Education or ISBE, autonomous of the governor and the state legislature, administers public education in the state of Illinois. ...

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Yeshiva

The yeshiva (undergraduate division), offers a five-year intensive course of study in Talmud, Bible, Jewish law and ethics leading a "First Talmudic Degree". Yeshiva or yeshivah (Hebrew: ישיבה pl. ... The first page of the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Berachot, folio 2a The Talmud (תלמוד) is a record of rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jewish law, ethics, customs and history. ... Neviim [נביאים] or Prophets is the second of the three major sections in the Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible). ... Halakha (Hebrew: הלכה; also transliterated as Halakhah, Halacha, Halakhot and Halachah) is the collective corpus of Jewish religious law, including biblical law (the 613 mitzvot) and later talmudic and rabbinic law as well as customs and traditions. ... The Hebrew term mussar, while literally derived from a word meaning tradition, usually refers to Jewish ethics in general, or (and more commonly) refers to the Jewish ethics education movement that developed in the 19th century Orthodox Jewish European community, particularly in Lithuania. ...

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Graduate program

The kollel graduate school offers a six-year program to students who have completed the yeshiva course, to research specific areas of Talmudic law and ethics culminating in a "Second Talmudic Degree". A Kollel is an institute for Jewish learning for adults; they have traditionally been a Yeshiva for married men. ...

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The rabbinic division

Telshe Chicago offers two, two-year programs for students who have completed their undergraduate studies.

  • The "First Rabbinic Degree" - yoreh yoreh semicha ("ordination") encompasses the laws of kashrut ("dietray laws") and shechita ("ritual slaughter").
  • The "Second Rabbinic Degree" - yadin yadin semicha is offered to students who have completed their "First Rabbinic Degree" and encompasses sudy of the laws of finance, damages, contracts and other financial subjects as defined by the Shulkhan Arukh (Code of Jewish Law) and in rabbinic literature.
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Semicha (סמיכה -- meaning leaning [of the hands] or סמיכה לרבנות -- rabbinical ordination) is a Hebrew word referring to what may be roughly translated as the ordination (in Hebrew: semichut סמיכות) of a rabbi within Judaism. ... The circled U indicates that this product is certified as kosher by the Orthodox Union (OU). ... Shechita Shechita (Hebrew ) is the ritual slaughter of animals, as prescribed for slaughter of mammals and birds according to Jewish dietary laws. ... The Shulkhan Arukh (Hebrew: Prepared Table), by Rabbi Yosef Karo is considered the most authoritative compilation of Jewish law since the Talmud. ... Rabbinic literature, in the broadest sense, can mean the entire spectrum of Judaisms rabbinic writing/s throughout history. ...

Community Institute of Telshe Chicago (City Program)

The Community Institute of Telshe Chicago is an extension of Telshe Chicago servicing the community with adult Jewish education. Courses offered include Talmud, Mishna, Humash, practical application of Jewish law, Jewish philosophy and selections from the works by Maimonides. The first page of the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Berachot, folio 2a The Talmud (תלמוד) is a record of rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jewish law, ethics, customs and history. ... The Mishnah (Hebrew משנה, Repetition) is a major source of rabbinic Judaisms religious texts. ... Humash or Chumash (Hebrew: חומש) is one name given to the Pentateuch in Judaism. ... Jewish philosophy refers to the conjunction between serious study of philosophy and Jewish theology. ... Commonly used image indicating one artists conception of Maimonidess appearance Maimonides (March 30, 1135–December 13, 1204) was a Jewish rabbi, physician, and philosopher in Spain and Egypt during the Middle Ages. ...


There are scheduled classes in the yeshiva, northern suburbs, and a Chavrusa Community Kollel Program that is held at Congregation Agudath Israel/Warsaw Bikur Cholim in Peterson Park.

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External links

  • uscollegesearch.org info about Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago
  • http://www.juf.org/services_resources/directory.asp?id=0006

 
 

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