Rabbi Ari Enkin fulfilled his lifelong dream of making aliyah in July 2004 after serving seven years as a congregational and community rabbi in Montreal, Edmonton, and Winnipeg. He received his semichah from the Yeshiva Gedola of Montreal, where he first began his immersion in halachah study, as well as from Rav Pinchas Hirschprung. 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 aliyah, Rabbi Enkin has taught halachah 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 Halachah program at Yeshivat Migdal Hatorah in Modiin, and a Rebbe at Yeshivat Ashreinu in Beit Shemesh. He is also the general editor and halachah columnist of the highly acclaimed halachah 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:[email protected].