Joel B. Wolowelsky

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Dr. Joel B. Wolowelsky is on the Faculty at the Yeshiva of Flatbush, and an author on topics pertaining to the role of women in Judaism
Role of women in Judaism
The role of women in Judaism is determined by the Hebrew Bible, the Oral Law , by custom, and by non-religious cultural factors...

 and Jewish medical ethics
Jewish medical ethics
Jewish medical ethics is a modern scholarly and clinical approach to medical ethics that draws upon Jewish thought and teachings. Pioneered by Rabbi Immanuel Jakobovits in the 1950s, Jewish medical ethics centers mainly around an applied ethics drawing upon traditional rabbinic law...

. He is the Associate Editor of Tradition, the Journal of Jewish Thought and of the Toras HoRav Foundation, which is bringing to print the unpublished works of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik.

He currently teaches mathematics
Mathematics is the study of quantity, space, structure, and change. Mathematicians seek out patterns and formulate new conjectures. Mathematicians resolve the truth or falsity of conjectures by mathematical proofs, which are arguments sufficient to convince other mathematicians of their validity...

 and Jewish Ethics at the Yeshivah of Flatbush, where he also serves as the Dean of the Faculty.


  • Jewish Education (1982)
  • Women, Jewish Law and Modernity: New Opportunities in a Post-Feminist Age (1997)
  • Women at the Seder: A Passover Haggadah (2005)
  • "On Kohanim and Uncommon Aliyyot". Tradition 39:2 (2005)
  • Magic Squares: Mystic Squares. The Mathematics Student Journal (Fall 1967)


  • The Conversion Crisis: Essays From the Pages of Tradition (1990)
  • Jewish Law and The New Reproductive Technologies (1997)
  • Women and the Study of Torah (2001)
  • Family Redeemed: Essays on Family Relationships (2002)
  • Out of the Whirlwind: Essays on Mourning, Suffering and the Human Condition (2003)
  • Mind, Body and Judaism: The Interaction of Jewish Law With Psychology and Biology (2004)
  • Festival of Freedom: Essays on Pesah and the Haggadah (2006)
  • Days of Deliverance: Essays on Purim and Hanukkah (2007)
  • War and Peace in the Jewish Tradition (2007)