About Rabbi Ian Shaffer
Rabbi Ian Shaffer is a popular Tanach (Bible) teacher. He has guided students through the study of Torah for over 30 years and continues to teach the elite students as a member of the Bible department at Stern College, Yeshiva University. He has become known for his warm, inspiring lessons and caring concern for each student.
Trained in London, England and Jerusalem, Israel Rabbi Ian Shaffer studied with well known 20th Century Tanach (Bible) luminaries including Nechama Leibowitz and Rabbi Yehoshua Bachrach.
Rabbi Ian Shaffer received Smicha (Rabbinic Ordination) from the famed Gateshead Yeshiva under the guidance of its revered Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Leib Gurwicz and Mashgiach Rabbi Moshe Schwab, and from the Meretz Kollel, Mevaseret Zion, Israel under the guidance of Rabbi Uri Cohen. He also received a BA and MA from Jews College, London, England in Jewish studies.
His online lectures (YUTorah.org:Rabbi Ian Shaffer) have been listened to and celebrated throughout the world including the recent achievement of giving Shiurim (lectures) on all of Nevi'im Rishonim (early prophets)