Rabbinic Advisory Board
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Noahide Nations is very fortunate and thankful to have a Rabbinic Advisory Board who assist Noahides with the answering of virtually any type of question from halacha (law) to spiritual or to provide practical advise for daily living as a Noahide. If you are seeking answers, ideas, suggestions, counseling, etc. please feel free to write to the board members at RabbinicAdvisoryBoard@NoahideNations.com. Your email will go directly to the board and the rabbis who have expertise in that given area will respond.
Among the members of the board there are poskim, authors and yeshiva instructors who have worked with Noahides for a combined 200 plus years. Noahide Nations is very honored to have these rabbis available to anyone who wishes to take advantage of the opportunity. You will note that there are a couple Rabbis who wish to remain anonymous, for now, due to the extreme sensitivity of the work they do with world leaders in bringing the Noahide Laws to Mankind, however they understand the importance of helping those who have already made their way out of idolatry and false religions. The rabbis are listed here alphabetically.
Time to meet the honored Rabbinic Advisory Board
Rabbi Avraham Sutton
Avraham Sutton is an Orthodox Torah mentor, teacher, and author. For over 30 years he has been learning and teaching prophetic Torah, kabbalah, talmud, midrash, chassidut, prayer and meditation, and sacred song. He has translated, edited and/or authored over 20 major works in English on the deeper significance of Torah for our age.
Avraham is a unique Torah scholar. Steeped in the tradition of the great masters (the Talmud, the Midrash, the Zohar, the Ari, the Baal Shem Tov, the Ramchal, the Gra, Rabbi Nachman, the Ben Ish Chai, the Leshem, etc.), he is an “insider” of Torah. He helps us go “behind the scenes” to understand how Hashem’s Plan for Israel and Mankind is in full swing at this very moment. Based on ancient sources, he unfolds a breathtaking prophetic vision of the future direction of our planet, of mankind-of everything. Avraham emphasizes that the changes we are looking forward to are not going to happen “out there” on the outer stage of history until they happen “inside” each and every one of us. He teaches the importance of inner work, of knowing who we are, and why we (our souls) have been born at this momentous time.
Born in the US, Avraham has lived in Israel since 1977, and has imbibed Torah from some of the great teachers in Jerusalem. He addresses the deeper soul-issues of our age. He speaks about the meaning of living at this crucial time in history. He is a scholar, but one who speaks from the heart. His teachings all revolve around the need to develop a greater awareness of God in our lives.
1974-1975 Dvar Yerushalayim Jerusalem, Rabbi Baruch Horowitz.
1975-1977 Mikdash Melech New York, Rabbi Chayim Benoliel.
1977-1980 Ohr Sameach Givat Ada, Jerusalem
1980-1981 Nachliel Migdal HaEmek, Rabbi Nachman Bulman z”l.
1981-1985 HaChayim VeHaShalom-Israeli Rabbinical and Kabbalistic Yeshivah, Jerusalem, Rabbi Eliyahu Attieh and Rabbi Mordechai Attieh.
Since 1985 Rabbi Sutton has been teaching Noahide and Jews all over the world.
Some of the 20 + books authored, co-authored or edited by Rabbi Avraham Sutton
Anatomy of the Soul
The Breslev Siddur
Mashiach: Who? What? Why? How? Where and When?
Rabbi Chaim Coffman
Columbia University - Graduated in 1990 with a degree in History
Yeshivat Hamivtar (“Brovenders”) 1988, 1991-1993
Yeshiva University 1990-1991
Kollel Ohr Yitzhak (Ramot Polin) 1993-2000 where we learned most of seder Nashim and Nezikim biyun and Yoreh Deah (הלכות )תערובת, בשר וחלב, ומליחה There was great emphasis on personal development and growth with many classes focused on marital relationships and raising children. We also developed skills in public speaking as well as hands on experience learning how to integrate our learning into our everyday lives.
Kollel Merkaz HaTorah 1999-2004 under the guidance of the Raavad (President) of the Eidah Chareidit HaRav Hagaon Rav Moshe Sternbuch Shlita. We analyzed gemara texts with emphasis of deriving the halacha from the sugya at hand.
Semicha (Rabbinical Ordination)
2004 Received Smicha from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg Shlita
2004 Letter of Approbation from the Raavad (President) of the Eidah HaChareidis Rabbinical Court, HaRav HaGaon Rav Moshe Sternbuch Shlita.
Critical Work Experience
Heritage House – 1993-1994 Giving informal classes to beginners on the basics of Judaism and the holidays. I helped organize and have Shabbatonim giving guidance and establishing personal connections to our guests inspiring them to want to try and reach their full potential.
Jewish Student Information Center – 1993-2003. I utilized my skills and unique and eclectic background working with college students and teaching them the basics of Judaism. This also involved organizing Shabbatonim in other neighborhoods and going to campus for Shabbos as well. I had a database of student addresses and contacts whereby we kept in touch through a parsha newsletter and e-mail. Provided individual counseling and career guidance to students.
Beit Midrash Progam at Hebrew University – 1993-1996 Taught students one on one in various topics of Judaism: Feminism, Reform/Conservative Judaism, Why do bad things happen to good people, Secular Zionism, the uniqueness of the Jewish people, secular and religious dating…There was always close contact with the students where very often they would come for Shabbos and receive career guidance in a warm environment. Established a seminar for students in exploring their Jewish roots through media portrayal of Judaism.
Yeshivat Ohr Sameach – 1993-1995 I tutored individuals and/or groups on the ABC’s of Judaism, the holidays, the weekly parsha and halacha. Developed personal connections to the participants which included them coming for Shabbos and provided individual counseling and career guidance. I also worked for the J.L.E. (Jewish Learning Exchange) often integrating with the students and providing leadership skills and camaraderie.
Yeshivat Ohr David – 1996-2000. Weekly classes in Jewish Philosophy based on the text of Rabbi Elchanan Wasserman and weekly parsha based on the text of Rav Yeruchem Levovitz, the famed Mashgiach (spiritual mentor) of the Mir Yeshiva. I took esoteric ideas and made it understandable for the modern age. I advised and guided the students as a mentor as well as giving career guidance. I also substituted for other rebbes and gave gemara shiurim.
Kollel Merkaz HaTorah - 2001-2004 I developed a unique learning program for older men, who never had the chance to learn in Yeshiva, giving them skills and confidence to learn on their own. Taught Hebrew/Aramaic grammar as well as a proven method of retention of the material with great accuracy. There were also classes in Tenach, Chumash (in great depth), hashkafa and halacha. Brought in guest speakers from all over Jerusalem to inspire the students as well as organizing an oneg Shabbos once a month and getting together during the holidays and bein hazmanim.
The Eidah HaChareidis Rabbinical Court – 1999-2004. I had the unique opportunity of sitting in the rabbinical court and being present during the court proceedings as well as to witnessing the final rulings of the judges. I became a close confidant of Rav Sternbuch Shlita and learned from his unique ability to tackle difficult halachic problems. I met world renowned poskim of the Lithuanian world, Hasidic rebbes and teachers and learned about the inner workings of how rabbinical courts work.
Rabbi Reuven Glucksman
Rabbi Glucksman has been with Talmudic University for over 10 years and has held a variety of positions since his graduation from Talmudic University. As a Talmudic Scholar he is very well versed in halacha for both Jews and Noahides. As an instructor he administered a special program for students having trouble in main stream yeshivahs, taught students daily hashakafah, halacha and navi, and worked with students one-on-one to help with life skills. As a talmudic instructor he also taught beginners and intermediate Gemara classes as well as recruited, taught, and provided supplementary tutoring to the students in the class.
Rabbi Glucksman has taken the Noahide Laws & Life Cycle Course and worked very closely with the author/director of the program throughout the course and still reaches out to him from time to time. He excelled in the course so much and recognizes the importance of this information being diseminated to all of Mankind that he is now teaching the Noahide Laws & Life Cycle Course for the Talmudic University.
Masters in Religious Education
Talmudic University of Florida, Miami Beach December 2013
Bachelor of Arts in Talmudic Law
Talmudic University of Florida, Miami Beach June 2008
Specialization in Yorah Deah - Kashrus from Rabbi Yochanan Zweig
Talmudic University of Florida, Miami Beach June 2014
Rabbi Tovia Singer
Rabbi Tovia Singer (born September 20, 1960) is an orthodox rabbi, the founder and director of Outreach Judaism. Now living in Jerusalem, Israel, Singer previously resided in Indonesia for 5 years until 9th of May 2019, where Outreach Judaism's program is managed under a local Jewish foundation, Eits Chaim Indonesia Foundation which describes itself as an advocate for the Jewish faith, the Jewish people and the State of Israel for Indonesia.
Singer is the founder and director of Outreach Judaism, a Jewish counter-missionary organization. It describes itself as "an international organization that responds directly to the issues raised by missionaries and cults, by exploring Judaism in contradistinction to fundamentalist Christianity." Singer cautions regarding congregations that "are designed to appear Jewish, but are actually fundamentalist Christian churches, which use traditional Jewish symbols to lure the most vulnerable of our Jewish people into their ranks." Outreach Judaism was described by J. Gordon Melton in 2002 as an example of "the current state of Jewish counter-cult activity."
From 2002 to 2010 Singer hosted The Tovia Singer Show on Arutz Sheva's Israel National Radio. The show launched again in October 2013. The radio show had many prominent guests, including Israeli and American politicians, rabbis, terror victims, and authors. Among those who came on the show were: 47th Governor of Texas Rick Perry; American stand-up comedian in political satire, Jackie Mason; former US ambassador for the UN, John R. Bolton; businessman Ronald Lauder; Israeli Ambassador Dore Gold; American-born Israeli historian, author and politician, Michael Oren; Dead Sea Scroll expert Prof. Lawrence Schiffman; American conservative political activist, Alan Keyes; Israeli politician, Danny Danon; former American ambassador and an ardent anti-communist, Jeane Kirkpatrick and many others. Singer was also one of the first who interviewed Walid Shoebat. In 2006, Singer interviewed Wafa Sultan on the show.
Singer is the author of the book and audio series Let's Get Biblical: Why Doesn't Judaism Accept the Christian Messiah? His new expanded edition is a two-volume book that takes a critical look at long-standing Christian charges against the Jewish faith. According to David Brickner it has "grabbed the attention of many evangelicals simply because it has been so widely distributed." A book review by Jewish Values Online described Singer as "a master of his material" and that "his meticulous research and command of Biblical sources is most impressive."
Together with Eits Chaim Indonesia Foundation, whose founders are of Dutch Jewish descent, Singer started the only Jewish Center legally acknowledged by the Indonesian Minister of Religious Affairs - Torat Chaim. Since Judaism is not yet a recognized religion in Indonesia, religious freedom for Torat Chaim and its members is guaranteed and protected by the Christian Desk of the Indonesian Religious Affairs Department.
Rabbi Yaakov Cohen
Rabbi Yakov D. Cohen a Dayan/Jewish Judge, learned colleague whose scholarship and erudition has been well documented in the wider community. An independent thinker he has brought insights and originality to his work in the Noahide Code.
Rabbi Cohen is the Director of Noahide.org as well as the Institute for the Noahide Code a UN NGO based in New York, USA. He is truly a man for all seasons blending the best in Rabbinic scholarship with humanity and morality, never allowing for a split between the two.
Rabbi Cohen has written a multitude of Torah related articles including many for Aish Ha Torah.
Additionally, Rabbi Cohen is the Judaic Studies Principal of Akiba Schechter Jewish Day School and Educational Director at NCSY.
Most recently Rabbi Cohen worked on a compilation of the Rebbe's works for Noahide practice and a book titled Divine Image. He has met with the President and other world leaders advancing the Noahide Laws; he is an experienced lecturer and author.
Rabbi Cohen is a passionate educator and an inspiring speaker who has travelled throughout the country speaking for organizations, schools, synagogues and universities on a variety of topics and to audiences of various sizes and affiliations. Rabbi Cohen is a community leader and is actively involved with several local organizations and synagogues.
Rabbi Cohen relishes the questions of both the "perplexed" and the "not-so-perplexed" of all backgrounds and ages, Jewish - and non-Jewish which makes him an excellent resource on the Rabbinic Advisory Board.
Bachelors in Psychology – Yeshiva University
Masters in Education and Administration - Yeshiva University.
Rabbinic Ordination - Yeshiva University.
Rabbi Zvi Aviner
Rabbi Zvi Aviner received his Rabbinic Ordination from Rav Ephraim Greenblatt, author of “Riveot Ephrayim”, disciple of Rabbi Moshe Feinstein who was one of the leading poskim in the USA in modern times.
Rabbi Aviner has been intensely engaged in the teaching of Torah to both Jewish and non-Jewish audiences for years. He is the author of Sod-Siach, a series of Torah Parsha classes. Rabbi Aviner has a tremendous love for Noahides and his teachings will make you proud of being a Torah centered Noahide walking in HaShem's Instruction toward the final Redemption.
Rabbi Aviner has taught in the Noahide Nations Academy of Shem for nearly 15 years.
In addition to being a Rabbi, Rabbi Aviner is also a physician. After receiving Torah training in Yeshiva High School in Israel, he entered Medical School and graduated from Hebrew University School of Medicine in Jerusalem, Israel. Rabbi Aviner did his internship at Haddaseh University Medical School Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel and did his Residency in Ophthalmology at Beilinson Memorial Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, and did his Residency-Fellowship in Immunology of Eye Diseases and Glaucoma at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. Rabbi Aviner has been practicing Ophthalmology and eye surgery for over 25 years in the United States and has a Faculty Appointment of Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, LA., with Appointment Specialties in Glaucoma and Diabetic Retinopathy.
This Rabbi has asked for anonymity and we will honor his request. But here is some information about him.
He has a dual background in secular and religious studies. He has a PhD in social philosophy and received his Rabbinic Ordination from Rabbi Chaim Gutnick OBM and Rabbi S. Y. Cohen, the Chief Rabbi of Haifa, Israel. He has been a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University and Program Director of a postgraduate Rabbinic Institute. He is also a well known posek in his home country. He holds various directorships and is a well known author.
He meets with politicians and world learders to share and teach the Noahide Laws.
This Rabbi has also asked for anonymity and we will honor his request. But here is some information about him.
He is one of the world’s foremost authorities on missionaries and cults. He was educated at Northwestern University and Yeshiva University and has been involved in Jewish education and outreach work since 1975. He has specialized in this work for going on 50 years.
He has lectured extensively throughout the world on missionaries, cults, and issues of Jewish continuity and spirituality. His entertaining, inspiring and informative lectures have been enthusiastically received by all denominations of Judaism. As a highly respected authority on Jewish continuity, he has acted as a consultant to many Jewish communities worldwide in developing responses to missionary and cult activity and advising on issues of Jewish survival. He has developed and taught numerous courses on Jewish-Christian polemics and has produced a highly acclaimed counter-missionary audio series. He has authored many educational booklets for both Jews and non-Jews. In addition, he has appeared internationally on many radio and television programs to discuss his vital work fighting the missionary problem and assimilation. Additionally, he has had extensive experience working with and helping numerous affected families and in counselling hundreds of Jews who have embraced Christianity and other faiths. He is personally responsible for rescuing countless Jewish souls and helping to bring them back from the clutches of missionaries to the Jewish fold and reuniting them with their families. He is an excellent resource for providing non-Jews with answers, practical advice and counseling for those who are leaving or have left the Christian or Messianic movement and those dealing with family issues for leaving a previous religious system.