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Rabbi Yosef Bronstein, Current MMY Faculty


A recent Oleh and new face at MMY, Rabbi Yosef Bronstein lives in Ramat Bet Shemesh with his wife, Batya, a psychologist, and their children, Talya (6), Yehuda (3) & Yonatan (1 month).

The family previously lived Washington Heights, NY, where Rabbi Bronstein was a member of the Yeshiva University community for over a decade.  Excluding his three years of post-high school learning, Rabbi Bronstein slowly traversed the Yeshiva University system, from a freshman in high school and continuing through college, smicha, kollel and graduate school. 

Most recently, he was an instructor of Jewish Philosophy at Stern College for Women, and Yeshiva University’s Isaac Breuer College of Hebraic Studies Honors Program while concurrently pursuing a PhD in Talmudic Studies at Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel School of Judaic Studies.  In addition, he and Batya served as the Campus Couple at Stern, spending Shabbatot there contributing to the Shabbat environment on campus.

Since making Aliyah in Summer 2017, Rabbi Bronstein has joined the MMY faculty.  He teaches Hilchot Shabbat as well as Halacha LeDoroteha, a class which traces the history of halacha from Sinai to contemporary times.  Invariably, class conversations turn to Rabbi Bronstein’s passions in the world of Jewish Philosophy: the teachings of Rav Kook, Rav Soloveitchik and the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

Rabbi Bronstein has been very impressed with the seriousness, engagement and passion of the MMY student body, who both inspire him and cause him to think more critically about the topics that he is teaching.  He looks forward to building on his first few months and developing a great, mutually beneficial relationship with MMY and its students!