Rabbi Aryeh Yehuda (Leo) Davids was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1938 and grew up in New York City. He received Rabbinic ordination (Semichah) in 1960, and served as a synagogue Rabbi during the 1960s in Bridgeport, Connecticut. On completing his PhD in 1968, he moved to Toronto, and is now a Professor Emeritus of Sociology at York University. Rabbi Davids teaches two weekly shiurim at Toronto’s Clanton Park synagogue. He and his wife, Faigie, have four children and many grandchildren, b”H.