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Rabbi Yaakov Hoffman grew up in Bethesda, MD. He attended Rav Ilson's Yeshiva (Derech Hatalmud) in Jerusalem and subsequently received a BA in Jewish Studies and Semitic Languages from Yeshiva University. He received ordination Yoreh Yoreh and Yadin Yadin from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He is married to Giti (née Klinger), a senior manager at KPMG.

Rabbi Hoffman works as a Rabbinic Coordinator for OU Kosher and associate editor of OU Press, and is also a practicing Sofer.

Recordings of his classes are posted here, and links to his published articles can be found below.

Rabbi Hoffman can be reached at


Thu, October 28 2021 22 Cheshvan 5782