Joel B. Wolowelsky
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Joel B. (Blumenthal) Wolowelsky (b. 1946) is a Modern Orthodox rabbi, professor, and author. He is the dean of faculty at the Yeshiva of Flatbush high school, where he teaches Ethics and mathematics. He has written extensively on topics pertaining to the role of women in Judaism and Jewish medical ethics. He is the Associate Editor of Tradition, the Journal of Jewish Thought, and The Young One, published by the Rabbinical Council of America, the Tora u-Madda Journal published by Yeshiva University, and MeOtzer HoRav: Selected Writings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik.
Education and career
Wolowelsky earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Yeshiva University in 1969 and his doctorate in philosophy at New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development in 1979.
He served as chairman of advanced placement studies at Yeshiva of Flatbush.
Wolowelsky is on the advisory boards of the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education at Bar-Ilan University, the Boston Initiative for Excellence in Jewish Day Schools, and the Pardes Educators Program in Jerusalem.
- Yeshiva University Lifetime Achievement Award in Jewish Education (2010)
- The Conversion Crisis: A continuing discussion. KTAV Publishing House. 2011. ISBN 1602801614. (ed. with Emanuel Feldman)
- The Mind of the Mourner: Individual and community in Jewish mourning. OU Press. 2010. ISBN 1602801495.
- The Royal Table: A Passover Haggadah. OU Press. 2010. ISBN 1602801398. (ed.)
- War and Peace in the Jewish Tradition. KTAV Publishing House. 2007. ISBN 0881259454. (ed. with Lawrence H. Schiffman)
- Mind, Body, and Judaism: The interaction of Jewish law with psychology and biology. KTAV Publishing House. 2004. ISBN 0881257923. (ed. with David Shatz)
- Women and the Study of Torah: Essays from the pages of Tradition. KTAV Publishing House. 2001. ISBN 0881256900.
- Women, Jewish Law and Modernity: New opportunities in a post-feminist age. KTAV Publishing House. 1997. ISBN 0881255742.
- Jewish Law and the New Reproductive Technologies. KTAV Publishing House. 1997. ISBN 0881255866. (ed. with Emanuel Feldman)
- Women at the Seder: A Passover Haggadah. KTAV Publishing House. 2005. ISBN 0881258695.
- The Conversion Crisis: Essays from the pages of Tradition. KTAV Publishing House. 1990. ISBN 0881253340. (ed. with Emanuel Feldman)
- Jewish Education. Human Sciences Press. 1981. ISBN 0898851246.
- Death Education in Religious High Schools. New York University School of Education, Health, Nursing, and Arts Professions. 1979.
- Yavneh Studies in Parashat Hashavua: A series of essays on the weekly sedrah. Yavneh. 1969.
MeOtzer HoRav series
- Abraham's Journey: Reflections on the life of the founding Patriarch. KTAV Publishing House. 2008. ISBN 1602800049. (ed. with David Shatz and Reuven Ziegler)
- Days of Deliverance: Essays on Purim and Hanukkah. KTAV Publishing House. 2007. ISBN 0881259446. (ed. with Eli D. Clark and Reuven Ziegler)
- Festival of Freedom: Essays on Pesah and the Haggadah. KTAV Publishing House. 2006. ISBN 0881259187. (ed. with Reuven Ziegler)
- Out of the Whirlwind: Essays on mourning, suffering and the human condition. KTAV Publishing House. 2003. ISBN 0881257729. (ed. with David Shatz and Reuven Ziegler)
- Family Redeemed: Essays on family relationships. KTAV Publishing House. 2002. ISBN 0881257958. (ed. with David Shatz)
- "YOF Community – Administration". The Yeshiva of Flatbush. 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
- "Life's Door Board". Life’s Door. 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
- YU Today, 15 (1), Yeshiva University, Winter 2011, p. 6
- "Steinhardt Alumni Authors". 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
- Selya, Rena. "Torah and Madda? Evolution in the Jewish Educational Concept" in Jewish Tradition and the Challenge of Darwinism, G. N. Cantor and Marc Swetlitz, eds., University of Chicago Press, 2006, ISBN 0226092771.
- The Flatbush Flash (PDF), 4 (1), The Yeshiva of Flatbush, 28 October 2010, p. 4, retrieved 22 May 2012
- "Oct. 20 Dinner Honors Leaders and Educators in Jewish Community". Yeshiva University. 13 September 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2012.