R abbi Nathan Davidovich is one of the WebYeshiva.org Halacha Mastery Program‘s first semicha recipients. Rabbi Davidovich spent most of his life in Denver, Colorado, until making Aliyah to Efrat in 1994.

A 1963 graduate of the University of Denver College of Law, he has since practiced law as a trial lawyer even commuting for court hearings, trials and depositions after moving to Israel. In 2013 he was honored by the Colorado Bar Association for 50 years in the practice of law.

At the same time, learning Torah has always been an important element in Rabbi Davidovich’s life helping him get from one point to the next.

“Torah is an owner’s manual to life as a Jew,” he explained. “Just as you cannot operate a piece of machinery without understanding the owner’s manual, the same is true in navigating life. The Torah adds richness, fulfillment and purpose to life.”

Growing up in Denver, his Torah study included learning with his father, Rav Chaim Davidovich, z”l, and Rav Shlomo Twersky, z”l. Later, he organized and started to teach in a daf yomi shiur at the Denver Talmudic Research Institute, which was under the leadership of Rav Mordechai Twersky.

Since coming to Israel he has studied at the  Magen Avraham Kollel in Efrat and Yeshivat Hamivtar where he and his family became very close with Rabbi Brovender. He enjoys learning Chassidut, specifically, the Netivot Shalom and Rebbe Nachman saying for him, “They stress the importance of joy in life and joy in serving our Creator.”

In 2013 Rabbi Davidovich joined the Halacha Mastery Program to improve his core knowledge of halacha.

“Most of my time before that was spent studying Gemara and Chumash with the meforshim, but not specifically concentrating on halacha. The program gave me a way of really being able to delve into halacha by learning about many of the sources in addition to the Shulchan Aruch, and learning how to apply halacha to daily life,” he explained.

He added, “It was also informative to be able to learn about the varied halachic opinions on a particular subject and how to apply them to unique situations.”

 

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