Rabbi Dr. Yaakov Jaffe serves as the rabbi of the Maimonides Kehillah, founded by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik in 1963, and as the Dean of Judaic Studies at Maimonides School, both in Brookline, Mass. He received his ordination and doctorate from Yeshiva University, where he holds graduate degrees in Bible, Jewish History, and Jewish Education and where he also studied in YU’s Kollel Elyon for three years.  Rabbi Jaffe's unique approach to Tanach and Hebrew poetry is informed by his degree in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and the historicist approach to the study of ancient texts.  He has published more than two dozen scholarly articles on a wide array of topics, including Tanach and Jewish Philosophy.  Rabbi Jaffe has also served as the Menahel of the Boston Rabbinical Court, and  as the director of the United States Bible Contest, the Chidon Hatanach.