Rabbi Mintz

Dive into various famous lectures

Lecture Series

Prayer

Embark on a transformative journey with our Jewish Prayer Lecture Series, delving into the rich tapestry of tradition, spirituality, and the profound meaning behind every prayer

 

Jewish Translations of the Torah and their Validity

Dive into the discourse on the validity of English translations in Jewish texts by renowned publishers like ArtScroll.

 

The Eruv in America - Halakhah and History

Explore the intricate intersections of tradition and modernity in America through our lecture series on the eruv—a symbolic boundary enriching Jewish communal life. Delve into its cultural significance and evolving role in diverse American landscapes.

 

From the destruction of the temple to the inquisition, how did our Rabbis react?

Embark on a transformative journey with our Jewish Prayer Lecture Series, delving into the rich tapestry of tradition, spirituality, and the profound meaning behind every prayer

 

The veracity of the Torah

Uncover the intellectual exploration of the Torah’s authenticity in our compelling lecture series. Analyze historical, archaeological, and theological perspectives on the enduring veracity of this sacred text.

Jews and Judaism on Trial Throughout the Centuries

Join us on a riveting historical journey as we examine how Jews and Judaism faced trials across centuries. Explore resilience, challenges, and triumphs in this thought-provoking lecture series

Glimpses into the religious Lives of Early Modern European Jewry

Uncover the religious tapestry of Early Modern European Jewry. Join our lecture series to delve into nuanced glimpses of their spiritual lives, shedding light on a complex and fascinating chapter in Jewish history.

Halakhah in the Post-Shulhan Arukh Period

Navigate the intricate landscape of Halakhah in the Post-Shulhan Arukh era. Join our lecture series for a profound exploration of legal developments, debates, and adaptations shaping Jewish law during this consequential period.

The Thirteen Principles of Rambam

Discover the profound insights of “The Thirteen Principles of Rambam” in our captivating lecture series. Delve into the enduring relevance of these principles, unraveling the wisdom of Maimonides and exploring the foundations of Jewish thought. Join us on this intellectual journey.

History of the Yeshivot in LIthuania


Explore the rich legacy of Lithuanian Yeshivot in our enlightening series. Uncover the intellectual traditions, cultural impact, and enduring influence that shaped the vibrant history of these esteemed centers of Jewish learning.

How Did the Rabbis of Early Modern Times Interpret the Bible?

Delve into the profound insights of Early Modern Rabbis interpreting the Bible. Unearth their nuanced perspectives, intellectual approaches, and the lasting impact on biblical understanding in this illuminating lecture series.

Jewish History


Embark on a captivating journey through Jewish history. From ancient roots to modern challenges, explore the resilient spirit, cultural milestones, and transformative events that define the rich tapestry of the Jewish experience

Jewish Theology

Dive into the depths of Jewish theology. Our series illuminates the evolving beliefs, philosophical inquiries, and spiritual reflections that shape the dynamic landscape of Jewish thought, offering a profound exploration of faith and understanding.

 

Jews and Hollywood

Discover the fascinating intersection of Jews and Hollywood. Uncover the influential role Jewish figures played in shaping the film industry, their cultural impact, and the dynamic interplay between identity, creativity, and cinematic history in this engaging lecture series.

Jews in New York

Explore the dynamic history of Jews in New York. From immigrant narratives to cultural influence, delve into the rich tapestry of Jewish life woven into the vibrant fabric of this iconic city.

 

 

 

Judaism Confronts Modernity: Jewish Experiences in the Nineteenth Century


Uncover the intricate encounters between Judaism and modernity in our compelling series. Explore 19th-century Jewish experiences, navigating challenges and adaptations that shaped the evolving landscape of religious identity and cultural dynamics.

Manhattan Stories: The Historical and Cultural Impact of Jews in Manhattan

Delve into “Manhattan Stories,” unraveling the profound historical and cultural influence of Jews in this iconic borough. Explore their narratives, contributions, and the vibrant tapestry they’ve woven into the rich fabric of Manhattan’s captivating history.

Medieval Biblical Commentators Respond to the Torah and Their Surroundings

Journey into the medieval world of biblical interpretation. Explore how astute commentators responded to the Torah and their surroundings, offering unique insights into the intersection of scripture, culture, and intellectual discourse in a bygone era.

Rabbinic Judaism

Immerse yourself in the world of Rabbinic Judaism. Our series delves into the profound teachings, legal traditions, and philosophical depth of Rabbinic thought, offering a comprehensive exploration of the enduring legacy and evolving dynamics of this essential branch of Jewish tradition.

Rabbinic Narratives

Engage with the lives of rabbis through captivating narratives. Uncover stories of historical figures and contemporary leaders, exploring the personal and spiritual dimensions that shape their roles within the Jewish community.

Rabbinical Seminaries in America


Delve into the history and impact of Rabbinical Seminaries in America. Explore their role in shaping religious leadership, cultural influence, and the evolving landscape of Jewish education, providing insight into the dynamic intersection of tradition and modernity in the American context.

Snapshots of American Jewish History


Explore captivating “Snapshots of American Jewish History.” This series offers glimpses into pivotal moments, cultural contributions, and the evolving narrative of Jewish life in America. Uncover the mosaic of experiences that have shaped the rich tapestry of American Jewish history.

Survey

Dive into a wide survey of Jewish history with unique insight  

The Impact of American Society on American Rabbinic Reponsa

The Yamim Nora'im and its Liturgy

This series delves into the High Holy Days, unraveling the profound significance and intricate liturgy of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Gain insights into the spiritual and cultural dimensions of these solemn and transformative moments in the Jewish calendar.

 

 

 

West Side Stories

This series unfolds the rich narratives, cultural contributions, and historical threads woven by the Jewish community on the West Side. Discover the vibrant tapestry that defines their unique experiences in this iconic New York neighborhood.

Yeshivot in the Land of Israel

Dive deep into the rich tapestry of Yeshivot in the Land of Israel and the diverse spectrum of studies they offer. Join our engaging lecture series, where we unravel the historical, cultural, and educational intricacies of these revered institutions. From traditional Talmudic studies to modern interpretations, discover the multifaceted world of Yeshivot and the invaluable knowledge they impart. Immerse yourself in an enlightening journey that explores the unique blend of tradition and innovation, shaping the intellectual landscape within these hallowed halls of learning

Jewish gangsters and their history


Dive into the intriguing underworld of Jewish gangsters. Unearth their captivating history, exploring the complex intersections of crime, culture, and identity in this riveting lecture series

Development of Jewish Law

Explore the nuanced evolution of Jewish law in this comprehensive lecture series. Delve into its rich development, from ancient roots to modern complexities, unraveling the tapestry of legal traditions.

Rabbi Mintz is the rabbi of Kehilat Rayim Ahuvim, a Modern Orthodox community he founded on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in 2004. In 2022, he co-founded Project Ruth that educates potential conversion candidates and facilitates a thorough yet accessible Orthodox conversion to Judaism. He is also the Director of 929 English, a web-based project that promotes the daily study of a chapter of Tanakh. In addition, Rabbi Mintz is a member of the Talmud faculty at Yeshivat Maharat and has taught as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at City College, New York for six years.

He lives in Manhattan with his wife Sharon and has three children, Noam (and Lily), Ariel (and Ashley) and Shoshana and three grandchildren.