Rabbi Shlomo (Myles) Brody, founding director of the institute, is a presidential doctoral fellow at Bar Ilan University Law School and a junior research fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute. He previously served for a decade as a senior instructor at Yeshivat Hakotel and has penned the Ask the Rabbi column for The Jerusalem Post since 2007. His essays have also appeared in Mosaic, Jewish Action, The Forward, The Jewish Press, First Things, Meorot, Hakirah, Jewish Ideas Daily, Tablet, and other publications. His first book, A Guide to the Complex: Contemporary Halakhic Debates (Maggid), received a 2014 National Jewish Book Award. A summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, he received rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate and an MA in Jewish philosophy at the Hebrew University, where he received the Hassenfeld award for excellence in graduate studies. Originally from Houston, Texas, Rabbi Brody now lives in Modi’in with his wife Rocky and five children. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.