Speaking Opportunities

Rabbi Rothwachs is available to lecture on a wide variety of topics to audiences of different backgrounds, levels, and interests.  Below is a sample of topics of particular interest.

  • “Only Simchas”?: Our Societal Threshold for Pain
  • Outsourcing Chessed: Personal Initiative vs. Communal Representation
  • In Search of a True 21st Century Hero
  • Eating to Live or Living to Eat: The Role of Food in Jewish Life
  • Preserving the Mesorah in the Age of Information
  • Serving Time in Solitary Refinement
  • Respecting Judicial Boundaries in the Courtroom of G-d
  • Strictly Speaking: A New Perspective on לשון הרע
  • Where in שלחן ערוך Does it Say that One May Not Park Illegally to Catch a Minyan?
  • ללמוד וללמד: Earning One’s Share and Sharing One’s Earnings
  • (Why) Are Orthodox Jews (Often) Prejudiced?
  • From 40 Days to 40 Challahs: The Clash Between Segulah and Teshuvah
  • If the Shoe Fits: Footwear in Jewish Law and Thought
  • The Halachic Parameters of Personal Health Management
  • Five Unhealthy Habits of Orthodox Jews
  • To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate: A Halachic Perspective
  • Torah Living for the OCD, Anxiety Disordered or Struggling Addict
  • Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community: Prevention, Detection and Treatment
  • Genetic Testing and Preventative Medical Intervention: A Halachic Perspective
  • Kidney Donation and Halacha: A Donor’s Perspective
  • The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth: The Timeless Message of Sefer Yonah
  • iForgive: Real Connectivity in a Virtual World
  • Give It a Rest: Revealing the Beauty of Shabbos
  • “Rabbi, Who Should I Vote For?”: Rabbinic Authority in Non-Halachic Issues
  • Emunas Chachamim: Testing the Theory of Rabbinic Infallibility
  • “My Brother’s Keeper?”: Exploring the Nature of One’s Obligation Towards Other Jews
  • The Enduring Legacy of Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai
  • A Kindred Spirit: Fostering Spirituality Within Children
  • בין ישראל לעמים: The Relationship Between Jew and Gentile
  • Cosmic Collisions: The Clash Between Halacha and Kabbalah
  • Laws of Return: The Challenges of Outreach
  • Grave Matters: May One Pray in a Cemetery?
  •  “I Beg Your Pardon”: The Secret to Fulfillment, Happiness and Success
  • Checks and Balances: The Remarkable History of Checking Mezuzot
  • An Eye for an Eye: When Idealism is Not Ideal
  • The Road Less Traveled: Walking in the Way of the Divine
  • Striving for Imperfection: Managing Expectations While Searching for a Shidduch