Professor Ari Zivotofsky – Biomedical Engineer, Jewish Adventurer and Israel Advocate

Rabbi Dr. Ari Zivotofsky is a Professor in Bar-Ilan University’s Interdisciplinary Science Program where he studies and lectures on vision and ocular motility, as well as on cognitive sciences including perception, cognitive function, laterality, and ethics. He has also worked for more than 30 years collecting Jewish traditions from far-flung Jewish communities around the globe, and is also considered one of the world’s greatest experts in the laws and traditions of kosher and non-kosher animals. Together with his wife, he was the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the US government to recognize Jerusalem a city in the State of Israel. He has also been a tour guide in the City of David for the past ten years.

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