Prof. Avraham Wyler

Prof. Avraham Wyler lectures in physics and technology of materials at the Jerusalem College of Technology. He holds a doctorate from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands where he is a consultant to the National Research Institute of Metals. He is an ordained rabbi.

Publications by Prof. Avraham Wyler

Technology and Jewish Life1,2

Technology continues to have a strong and specific impact on Jewish life. It has caused major social changes in various areas, such as the suburbanization of Jews, women’s increased learning, and the possibility of participating in worldwide community activities. From a socio-halakhic viewpoint, technology influences Jews’ choice of residence, has socialized and politicized kashrut certification, and has changed modes of Jewish study. Read More »

The Ultra-Orthodox Community and Environmental Issues

Classical Jewish texts refer to a substantial number of the dispersed issues which in recent decades have been consolidated within the framework of the environmental discipline. If one were now to group all "environmental halakhot" in existence at the beginning of the nineteenth century — before Jewish emancipation fragmented observance — they would add up to a sizable codex.
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