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The Shema Yisrael Torah Network is a group of (mainly English) websites dedicated to spread Jewish thought, halakha (Jewish law) and other material through the World Wide Web, Email and written material. Shema Yisrael offers distance-learning classes in a variety of topics in halakha ranging from introductory level classes to advanced classes to aid in preparation for semicha examinations. For example, Shema Yisrael's Kosher Kitchen class has reached thousands of Jews around the world and taught them the halakha of keeping a kosher kitchen. Many were learning to keep kosher for the first time. On the advanced level, classes are offered on the halakha as brought in the Shulchan Aruch in topics like Shabbos, Pesach, and Issur v'Heter. The latter classes can lead to semicha.
Shema Yisrael's rabbis can be found everywhere. For example, Rav Dovid Bendory is a member of the Rabbinical Council of America and the Union of Orthodox Rabbis and has personally guided hundreds of Jews in their return to Judaism. Other rabbis serve as kashrut administrators for the Orthodox Union, in pulpits, or as well-educated members of their synagogues.