About the Author

Rabbi Shmuel Lesher

Shmuel Lesher is a Machon Beren Kollel Elyon fellow at Yeshiva University (RIETS). Before completing his rabbinic ordination at RIETS, Rabbi Lesher studied at various Yeshivos including Yeshivas Mir (Jerusalem) and Yeshiva of Greater Washington. He also served as the rabbinic intern at Congregation Ahavas Achim (Highland Park, NJ) for two years. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree at the Ferkauf School of Psychology in Mental Health Counseling. Rabbi Lesher lives in Washington Heights, Manhattan with his wife Leora and two children.

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