Video reposted from ELI Talks.

A few months ago, Shmuly Yanklowitz donated a kidney to a complete stranger. How much can and should we give of ourselves? 

Shmuly Yanklowitz, a Wexner Graduate Fellowship alum (Class 19), is President and Dean of the Valley Beit Midrash. He is also the founder and president of Uri L’Tzedek and the founder and CEO of The Shamayim V’Aretz Insitute. Rav Shmuly completed his Master’s at Yeshiva University in Jewish Philosophy, a Master’s at Harvard in Moral Psychology and a Doctorate at Columbia in Epistemology and Moral Development. Rav Shmuly is the author of nine books on Jewish ethics. Newsweek named Shmuly as one of the most influential rabbis in America in 2012 and 2013. He can be reached at