Dear Limmudniks,

We have been closely following the global situation that is accelerating at an unprecedented rate. Unfortunately, in NY, cases of COVID19 have been steadily growing as well.

In light of these events, as well as with advice from Limmud FSU International, our upcoming May 2020 Limmud FSU NY Festival will be postponed. The health and safety of our community have always been and remain our top priority.

The new dates for the conference will be announced shortly.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Limmud FSU team

LIMMUD FSU NY Presenters 2020

What is Limmud? What are the Principles? Also, learn some of our History and more.

Pinchas Polonsky Russian-Israeli Jewish-religious philosopher, researcher, and educator active among the Russian-speaking Jewish community


Pinchas Polonsky is the most avant-garde Russian language Judaism educator who prefers to live in the epicenter of the earthquake. Pinchas was born in Moscow in 1958. He was one of the refuseniks in the eighties and during that period he was one of the founders of the clandestine network for the study of Torah called Machanaim as well as samizdat (self-published underground) Jewish literature and Torah commentary. In 1987 he emigrated to Israel. Polonsky is researching the teachings of Rav Kook and the modern-day issues in Judaism, and a Senior Fellow and Assistant Professor in the Ariel University, Samaria. He is an author of about 25 books in Russian, part of which has been translated to English and Hebrew, among which is a prayer book Vrata Molitvy (Gates of Prayer), a monograph on Rav Kook's philosophy, and a series of books on the religious zionism and modern philosophy of Judaism. In the recent years he has been publishing a series of books with Torah commentaries The Biblical Dynamics, and he is also very active the modernization of Orthodox Judaism in Israel. Email Pinchas at All of his books, articles, and audio recordings are avaialble on his site