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Rabbi Yaakov Latowicz

Born in Lodz, Poland, Rabbi Latowicz was raised and educated in Melbourne Australia where he received the Julian Levy Scholarship for Judaic Studies. He continued his rabbinic studies in the United States and was ordained in Brooklyn, New York where he met his wife Sarah from Casablanca, Morocco.

Today, Rabbi Latowicz directs the Jewish Learning Center and Chabad activities in Ventura, CA.

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Can you recommend books about the basics of Shabbat?

Rabbi Latowicz: ok, a good starter is "Shabbat: A Day of Eternity" by the late Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan; you can order it online at . Also "The Sabbath" by Dayan Dr. I. Grunfeld, also...

What is the Talmud?

summerset: Hi...What is the Talmud? As you can tell, I am not Jewish. Rabbi Latowicz: Actually, there are many Jews who ask the same question! According to Judaism, the Bible was received from G-d with a commentary... this explanation of the Torah & its laws was preserved orally through the generations....

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