Dr. Daniel Fainstein (video in Spanish)

Dr. Daniel Fainstein is Dean and Professor of Jewish Studies and Education at the Hebraica University in Mexico City. He was educated in Buenos Aires, Jerusalem, and the National Autonomous University of Mexico where he got his PhD. He served as Dean of the Seminario Rabínico Latino Americano M.T. Meyer, was the Executive Director of...
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Rabbi David Silber on Samson

Rabbi David Silber is the Founder and Dean of the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education. He received ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He received the Covenant Award in 2000. He is the author of A Passover Haggadah: Go Forth and Learn (JPS, 2011).

Dana Pulver (Дана Пулвер) on Hagar. Video in Russian

«Агарь - чужая среди нас» | Hagar: a Stranger Among Us

Рабыня или дочь фараона? Послушная жена или дитя пустынного ветра? Знакомство с образом Агарь заставляет задуматься, почему у самого истока еврейского народа присутствует Чужая.

Alicia Jo Rabins on Miriam, featuring Judith Rosenbaum

Session facilitated by Judith Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the Jewish Women’s Archive Alicia Jo Rabins is a poet, composer, performer and Jewish educator. She loves the wisdom, power and poetry of ancient Jewish texts and has been teaching Torah to adults and teens for fifteen years. A violinist since the age of three, in 2008...
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Tali Adler, Rabbi Meir Tannenbaum & Marni Rein

Satan: Judaism’s Most Vile Villain, or Helpful Hero?

We are probably familiar with Satan from popular culture (red skin, horns, tail) and other religious traditions (God’s nemesis, pure evil, ruler of Hell), but he is none of those things in the Hebrew Bible. In this class, we’ll examine Satan’s role in the Bible and in Jewish interpretation, and may find that he has helped shaped Judaism in more ways than we could imagine.

Judy Klitsner: Would You Murder and Also Inherit?

Judy Klitsner is a senior lecturer at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, where she has been teaching Bible and biblical exegesis for more than two decades.  A disciple of the great Torah teacher Nechama Leibowitz, Judy lectures internationally and holds a visiting lectureship at the London School of Jewish Studies. In her teaching and...
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Ruth Weiss Bergman & Rabbi Morey Schwartz: Amalek

Rabbi Morey Schwartz currently serves as Director of Education for the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is a graduate of Yeshiva University, with a Master’s from the Bernard Revel Graduate School, and ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He served as a congregational rabbi...
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Aharon Ariel Lavi: Jeremiah, Shmita and the Quest for Liberty

Aharon Ariel Lavi is the founder and director of the Nettiot Network, reengaging Haredi Ba’aley Teshuva (Returnees) into Israeli society, and of the Hitzim social business. He is also founder of Garin Shuva next to the Gaza border and co-founder of the National Council of Mission-Driven Communities. Aharon is writing a PhD on Jewish Economic...
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