TUesday, September 26 - cOMMUNITY BEIT MIDRASH AT MECHON HADAR
The community beit midrash will feature as speakers alumna Rabba Yaffa Epstein '15 and faculty member Dr. Erin Leib Smokler. Register here.
- R. Yaffa Epstein (Pardes) - The Cry of the Covenant; Understanding the Shofar of Sinai
The first time the Shofar is mentioned in the Torah is in connection with the giving of the Torah. But - what is the connection between the Shofar, and the Covenantal moment of Sinai? And what can the Shofar teach us about our own relationship to Torah? This session will explore these questions, and attempt to understand how we bring our full selves to both repentance, and Torah study.
- Dr. Erin Leib Smokler (Maharat) - Pondering Liminality בין כסה לעשור
The season of the High Holidays contains both climactic moments (Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur) and in-between times (the Aseret Yemei Teshuva). What is the meaning and the message of this rhythm? How might we harness the unique energies of both kinds of time in doing the work of teshuvah?