In commemoration of the yahrzeit of Rabbi Isaac L. Swift, Rabbi Mordechai Becher of the Gateways Organization and Yeshiva University will discuss “Moving Mount Sinai: Revelation, Synagogues, and Shukeling” on Wednesday, June 5. Rabbi Swift was the rabbi emeritus of Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood and a founder of the Moriah School and the Frisch Academy. The lecture, co-sponsored by Ahavath Torah and the Rabbi Isaac L. Swift Chair of Judaic Studies at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, is at the Englewood shul, 240 Broad Ave., after 8 p.m. Mincha.
Rabbi Mordechai Becher, originally from Australia, is senior lecturer of the Gateways Organization and an instructor and doctoral candidate at Yeshiva University. He taught at Ohr Somayach and Neve Yerushalayim in Jerusalem for 15 years and he was a chaplain in the Israel Defense Forces. He has answered thousands of questions on AsktheRabbi.org and presents a Talmud class, “Dimensions of the Daf,” on cable television with the Jewish Broadcasting Service. Rabbi Becher’s latest book, “Gateway to Judaism,” is in its ninth printing. His wife, Chavy, is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and Hebrew University, and three of his sons have served in combat units of the IDF. For more information, call (201) 568-1315.