Rabbi Ari Enkin fulfilled his lifelong dream of making aliya in July 2004 after serving seven years as a congregational and community rabbi in Montreal, Edmonton, and Winnipeg. He received his semicha from the Yeshiva Gedola of Montreal, where he first began his immersion in halacha study, as well as from Rav Pinchas Hirshprung. He also received yadin-yadin ordination from a number of prominent dayanim, including Rav Ephraim Greenblatt of Memphis. He holds a Master’s Degree in Informal Adult Education from Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada.
Since making aliya, Rabbi Enkin has taught halacha studies at a number of yeshivot and seminaries, and delivers lectures and shiurim in the community by invitation. He is currently the Rabbinic Director of United with Israel, Director of the Halacha program at Yeshivat Migdal Hatorah in Modiin, and a Rebbe at Yeshivat Ashreinu in Beit Shemesh. He is also the general editor and halacha columnist of the highly acclaimed halacha website Hirhurim (www.torahmusings.com). Rabbi Enkin is regularly consulted for halachic guidance and advice by rabbis and laymen alike.
Rabbi Enkin and his wife Shayna live in Ramat Beit Shemesh. They have four children: Shira, Eitan, Tehilla, and Elimelech. Rabbi Enkin welcomes halachic questions from readers as well as comments and feedback on his books:firstname.lastname@example.org.