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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. In June 2013 he received Semikha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, where he is currently continuing in the Yadin Yadin Kollel (training program for rabbinic judges). Rabbi Hoffman is also a practicing Sofer. He is married to Giti (née Klinger), a senior audit manager at KPMG

His weekly class on the Sefer HaChinuch is posted on and can be found at Links to his published articles can be found below.

Rabbi Hoffman can be reached at

Mon, March 25 2019 18 Adar II 5779