Anthony Manning has an MA in Law from Oxford University and was a successful commercial lawyer and lecturer in London. He moved to Israel in 2002 in order to pursue a rabbinic career; he studied at the Jerusalem Kollel and received Semicha from Rabbi Zalman Nechemya Goldberg and Rabbi Yitzchok Berkovitz. He is a member of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA).
Rabbi Manning is Senior Rav Mechanech at Michlelet Mevasseret Yerushalyim (MMY) and a Senior Lecturer at Midreshet Rachel V’Chaya College for Women, and Shapell’s Darche Noam Yeshiva (www.shapellsjerusalem.com).He gives a regular weekly shiur at the OU Israel Center in Jerusalem.
Rabbi Manning has also taught at a number of other educational institutions in Jerusalem, including Midreshet Tehillah Seminary on the Neve Yerushalayim Campus, Baer Miriam Seminary, and Shearim College of Jewish Studies for Women. He has lectured at the Women’s Learning Initiative program at the Lander Institute’s Jerusalem Academic Center, and gives occasional guest lectures for the Emunah National Religious Women’s Organization. He lives with his wife Sarah in Alon Shevut. Their son is currently serving in the IDF and their daughter is doing national voluntary service (Sherut Leumi).