Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
7:00
Shacharit
7:45
8:30
Shacharit
7:45
8:30
Shacharit
7:45
8:30
Shacharit
At the Kotel
7:00
8:30
Description:
The bus leaves the Yeshiva at 7:00 am.
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Language: עברית
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Shacharit
7:45
8:30
8:00
Breakfast
Dvar Yomi at 8:55
8:30
9:00
Breakfast
Dvar Yomi at 8:55
8:30
9:00
Breakfast
Dvar Yomi at 8:55
8:30
9:00
Breakfast
Dvar Yomi at 8:55
8:30
9:00
Breakfast
8:45
9:00
9:00
Talmud I - Practical Rabbinics
Silverstein
09:00
12:00
Talmud II
Kurshan
09:00
12:00
Talmud III
Kulp
09:00
12:00
Talmud I
Levy
09:00
12:00
Talmud II
Cohen
09:00
12:00
Talmud III
Kulp
09:00
12:00
Talmud I
Levy
09:00
12:00
Talmud II
Cohen
09:00
12:00
Talmud III
Kulp
09:00
12:00
Talmud I
Levy
09:00
12:00
Talmud II
Cohen
09:00
12:00
Talmud III
Kulp
09:00
12:00
Social Justice & Human Rights in Israel
Cohen/Rothberg
9:00
12:00
Description:
The challenges facing Israeli society today are as complex and dramatic as the long history of this ancient land. In the face of tough issues like the treatment of asylum seekers, the rights of women and the status of Palestinians, assertions that all people were created in the image of God, or that we were slaves in Egypt, are not sufficient. Can Judaism guide us towards more just and compassionate societies? And do we ourselves recognize inequality and human suffering when we have something to lose? In this course, students will learn about social justice issues in Israel from a Torah perspective. We’ll delve into Torah texts, learn about contemporary issues in Israel, meet experts and activists, and go out into the field. Particular emphasis will be placed on the meaning of social justice and human rights activism in the context of Jewish identity. Can we tap into the depths of our sacred tradition to better understand and help mend the world?
Required Texts: Photocopies of material will be distributed.
Schedule: Full year, Thurs. 9-12 including study, field trips and external speakers.
Language: English
Faculty: Rabbi Shoshana Cohen and Dr. Shaiya Rothberg
12:00
Lunch
12:00
13:15
Lunch
12:00
13:15
Lunch
12:00
13:15
Communal Lunch
With Sicha
12:00
13:15
Lunch
12:00
13:15
13:00
Artistry of Aggadah
Kurshan
13:15
16:15
Description:
Though the Talmud is commonly regarded as a legal text, it also includes many stories, legends, homilies, and parables, known collectively as Aggadot. In this class we will consider the Aggadot of the Talmud as literary texts that both shed light on the world of the Talmudic sages and contain timeless spiritual and ethical wisdom. Classes will focus on core concepts that inform Talmudic Aggadot, enabling us to construct a veritable Talmudic alphabet from Astrology, Beauty, Courtship and Death to Yearning and Zealotry. We will also consider clusters of stories about key Talmudic figures such as Rabbi Akiva (and his wife, son, and daughter), and discuss the possibilities and problematics of Talmudic biography. Students will emerge from the class with a deep appreciation of the conceptual complexity and artistic sophistication of rabbinic literature, as well as its eternal and ever-evolving relevance.
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Faculty: Ilana Kurshan
Rambam
Rothberg
13:15
16:15
Chumash
Stern Rosenblatt
13:15
16:15
Bible
Hollander-Goldfarb
13:15
16:15
Golden Calf & Anger of God
Rothberg
13:15
16:15
Practical Halakhah - Beginner
Levy
13:15
16:15
Practical Halakhah - Advanced
Zacharow
13:15
16:15
Intro to Talmud
Silverstein
13:15
16:15
Gender & Judaism
Cohen
13:15
16:15
Description:
This class will be an exploration of the points at which feminism meets traditional Judaism. We will touch on a range of topics including halacha, Biblical and Rabbinic studies, theology through the distinct and overlapping prisms of traditional textual analysis and feminist theory. We will examine traditional sources for explicit and implicit concepts and biases about gender. In discussion, we will explore the extent to which these traditional concepts apply in our contemporary lives and how they impact our sense of Judaism, the world and ourselves.
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Faculty: Rabbi Shoshana Cohen
Zohar
Rothberg
13:15
16:15
Intro to Talmud
Silverstein
13:15
16:15
Israel Education
13:15
16:15
16:00
Minchah & Announcements
16:15
16:30
Introduction to Midrash
Silverstein
16:30
18:30
Bekiut Mishnah
Kulp
16:30
18:30
Minchah & Announcements
16:15
16:30
Contemporary Halakhic Issues
Silverstein
16:30
18:30
Sha’are Orah: Grasping the Fundamentals of Kabbalistic Symbolism
Rothberg
16:30
18:30
Israeli Civilization
16:30
18:30
Minchah & Announcements
16:15
16:30
Guided Independent Learning
Levy
16:30
18:30
Description:
TBD
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Faculty: Rabbi Joel Levy
Jewish Spirituality
Smith
16:30
18:30
Description:
This class will explore Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira’s, the Piaseczna Rebbe’s, Conscious Community: A Guide to Inner Work, translated by Andrea Cohen-Kiener from the original Hebrew, Bnei Machshava Tova. In her words "Within this volume, Reb Kalonymus teaches the art of self-observation. The reader is exhorted to be mindful of God at all times, with specific advice given for enhancing the experience of prayer. By addressing adults who are not withdrawn from worldly pursuits, Reb Kalonymus has provided a timeless guide to Jewish spirituality that will be an invaluable resource for today's seekers." The class is designed to provide the necessary tools enabling the student to encounter the Divine Presence within and to hear the soul's unique "still small voice." The goal is to develop an expanded Godly consciousness, sensing the Divine in an immanent, visceral and authentic way.
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Language: English
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Minchah & Announcements
16:15
16:30
Tefillah
Levy
16:30
18:30
Parashat HaShavua
Silverstein
16:30
18:30
Minchah & Announcements
16:15
16:30
18:00
Night Seder
18:30
20:30