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Yeshivat Bein Hazmanim

December 24-28
Applications now open.

Judaism and Christianity

Drisha’s Winter Week of Learning
Monday, December 25-Wednesday, December 27

Applications now open

Dr. Beth Samuels Summer High School Program
Tuesday, June 26-Thursday, July 26, 2018

  • Forest Dark class
    Thu Dec 07

    Forest Dark: Book Salon & Text Study
    Shai Secunda

    7:00 PM

    Forest Dark: Book Salon & Text Study
    Shai Secunda
    Thursday, December 7, 7pm
    Forest Dark class

    Price: $ 15.00

    Nicole Krauss’ fourth novel, Forest Dark, is a powerful, existential meditation on psychic displacement and restless Jewish movement between Here and There. It directly quotes classic Jewish sources, hints at others, and invites further pairings with biblical, talmudic, kabbalistic, and hassidic texts. In this second meeting of the Drisha Book Salon, we will learn about leaving and returning to Israel and Gan Eden, look at Jewish dreams and other doubled-states of being, and consider other sources that thematize and aspire to tranquility.

    Forest Dark was just named a Best Book of 2017 by Publishers Weekly.

    Click here to read more about the Drisha Book Salon and Text Study.

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    Sun Dec 10

    Deuteronomy: Heart and Soul
    David Silber

    10:00 AM

    Deuteronomy: Heart and Soul
    David Silber
    Sundays, 10-11:30am
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    Price: $ 175.00

    The inner state of the religious person is a central focus of the Book of Deuteronomy. The imperatives to love and fear God, to cleave unto God, to be whole-hearted with God, as well as the centrality of memory as a religious command, are a distinctive feature of Sefer Devarim. This course will study and analyze the parameters of these imperatives as we encounter them in this book.

    7 sessions: October 22, 29, November 5, 19, December 3, 10, 17

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    Tue Dec 12

    Parashat HaShavua
    David Silber

    9:30 AM

    Parashat HaShavua
    David Silber
    Tuesdays, 9:30-11am
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    Price: $ 200.00

    We will analyze and discuss an issue, theme or text in the weekly Torah reading.

    8 sessions: October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12.

  • Beit Midrash- Devorah Levine
    Tue Dec 12

    Community Beit Midrash at Hadar
    Miriam Gedwiser

    7:30 PM

    Community Beit Midrash at Hadar
    Miriam Gedwiser
    Tuesday, December 12, 7:30pm
    Beit Midrash- Devorah Levine

    Price: $ 0.00

    Come prepare for Hannukah by attending our Community Beit Midrash at Hadar!
    190 Amsterdam Avenue (between 68th and 69th Streets)
    Choice of Sessions:

    ~Miriam Gedwiser (Drisha) – The New Candle Imperative: Channukah, Chasidut, and Renewal
    ~Aviva Richman (Hadar) on Who Needs Our Light
    ~Noah Bickart (JTS) on Epistles from the Mythic Past: Anxiety and Power in Talmudic Stories about Letter Writing
    ~Jeffrey Fox (Maharat) on Searching for the true light of Chanukah: Rebbi Shimon ha-Tzadik and Alexander the Great
    ~Yaffa Epstein (Pardes) on Channukah: An Opportunity to Shed Light on Our Habits

    Click here to register.

    Co-Sponsored by Drisha, Jewish Theological Seminary Rabbinical School, Mechon Hadar, Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, and Yeshivat Maharat.

    At Hadar- 190 Amsterdam Avenue

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    Wed Dec 13

    Beyond the Law: Narratives in the Babylonian Talmud
    Wendy Amsellem

    10:00 AM

    Beyond the Law: Narratives in the Babylonian Talmud
    Wendy Amsellem
    Wednesdays, 10-11:30am
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    Price: $ 150.00

    In addition to many legal discussions, the Babylonian Talmud contains extended narratives that personalize the Rabbis of the Talmud. Who were these men who shaped our traditions? What were their predilections and passions? We will study stories that provide insight into the Rabbis’ family lives and academic pursuits, their fears and aspirations. By better understanding the architects of rabbinic Judaism we can better appreciate the richness of our contemporary traditions.

    6 sessions: November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6, 13

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    Sun Dec 17

    Deuteronomy: Heart and Soul
    David Silber

    10:00 AM

    Deuteronomy: Heart and Soul
    David Silber
    Sundays, 10-11:30am
    paperdoll people

    Price: $ 175.00

    The inner state of the religious person is a central focus of the Book of Deuteronomy. The imperatives to love and fear God, to cleave unto God, to be whole-hearted with God, as well as the centrality of memory as a religious command, are a distinctive feature of Sefer Devarim. This course will study and analyze the parameters of these imperatives as we encounter them in this book.

    7 sessions: October 22, 29, November 5, 19, December 3, 10, 17

Support Drisha

At Drisha, people of all ages and backgrounds study Torah in an inclusive Beit Midrash, marked by deeply rigorous and honest learning, a commitment to the Jewish people, and a passion for connecting our study of texts with our individual and communal lives.

I learned what it means to bring your whole self to Torah study. This meant challenging myself and others to formulate an idea honestly and with clarity, grappling with an idea within a previously held worldview, bringing every discipline and insight to the table as a potential tool to understanding, and sharing a joy and enthusiasm with the community of students of Torah that surrounded me.

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