Rabbi Dr. Erin Leib Smokler

Dean of Students and Mashgicha Ruchanit / Advanced Kollel: Executive Ordination, Class of 2018

Leib Smokler

Rabbi Dr‭. ‬Erin Leib Smokler is the Dean of Students and Mashgicha Ruchanit at Yeshivat Maharat‭, ‬where she teaches Chassidut and Pastoral Torah. She is also a faculty fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America‭. She received semikha from Yeshivat Maharat, earned her PhD and MA from the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought and her AB from Harvard University‭. Rabbi Dr‭. ‬Leib Smokler previously served as Assistant Literary Editor of The New Republic magazine‭, ‬and her writing has appeared there‭, ‬as well as in The New York Times Book Review‭, ‬The Jerusalem Report‭, ‬and The Jewish Week‭. ‬

To contact Rabbi Dr‭. ‬Erin Leib Smokler: eleibsmokler@yeshivatmaharat.org

Available Writings

Title
Type
Category
Topic
Year
Power Hour of Torah: The Shavuot Edition
Multimedia; Dvar Torah
Video Divrei Torah; Panels and Discussions; Holiday
Shavuot
May 12, 2021
Breastfeeding Series Session 1 - Electric Pumps & Shabbat
Multimedia
Panels and Discussions
February 1, 2021
Intimacy in the Void: On the Keruvim and Shir HaShirim"
Dvar Torah
Shemot
Terumah
2016/5776
Simeni Kachotem al Libecha: On Carrying a People
Dvar Torah
Shemot
Tetzaveh
2016/5776
On Seeing and Not Seeing God
Dvar Torah
Shemot
Ki Tissa
2016/5776
On Generosity, Love and Being Loved
Dvar Torah
Shemot
Vayekhel
2016/5776
Inviting God into God's House
Dvar Torah
Shemot
Pekudei
2016/5776
From Outside to Inside: Invitations to Unity
Dvar Torah
Vayikra
Vayikra
2016/5776
Retaining the Remnants
Dvar Torah
Vayikra
Tzav
2016/5776
Difficult Silence
Dvar Torah
Vayikra
Shemini
2016/5776
Imagining the Unknown
Dvar Torah
Vayikra
Tazria
2016/5776
On Waiting and Not Understanding
Dvar Torah
Vayikra
Metzora
2016/5776
To Life!
Dvar Torah
Vayikra
Acharei Mot
2016/5776
On the Holiness of Boundaries and the Sanctity of Community
Dvar Torah
Vayikra
Kedoshim
2016/5776
The Importance of Imperfection
Dvar Torah
Vayikra
Emor
2016/5776
God as Ger: Finding Alignment through Alienation
Dvar Torah
Vayikra
Behar
2016/5776
Unbuilding and Upbuilding in the Wilderness
Dvar Torah
Bamidbar
Bamidbar
2016/5776
Ambivalent Asceticism
Dvar Torah
Bamidbar
Naso
2016/5776
On Gatherings, Good and Bad
Dvar Torah
Bamidbar
Beha'alotekha
2016/5776
Holy Chutzpah
Dvar Torah
Bamidbar
Shelach
2016/5776
Contemplating Kedusha
Dvar Torah
Bamidbar
Korach
2016/5776
The Staff of Supernaturalism
Dvar Torah
Bamidbar
Chukat
2016/5776
At the Violet Hour
Dvar Torah
Bamidbar
Balak
2017/5777
In the Shadow of Trauma
Dvar Torah
Bamidbar
Pinchas
2016/5776
Journeys Redeemed and Unredeemed
Dvar Torah
Bamidbar
Mattot; Mase'i
2016/5776
On the Use, Disuse, and Misuse of Language
Dvar Torah
Devarim
Devarim
2016/5776
Intimacy without Expectations: Cultivating a Sober Spirituality
Dvar Torah
Devarim
Va'etchanan
2016/5776
Luchot v’Shivrei Luchot: On Whole and Broken Pieces
Dvar Torah
Devarim
Ekev
2016/5776
On Seeing Good and Seeing God
Dvar Torah
Devarim
Re'eh
2016/5776
Facing the Challal
Dvar Torah
Devarim
Shoftim
2016/5776
On Returning the Lost
Dvar Torah
Devarim
Ki Tetze
2016/5776
Acquiring a Heart That Knows
Dvar Torah
Devarim
Ki Tavo
2016/5776
Human Repentance and Godly Return
Dvar Torah
Devarim
Nitzavim
2016/5776
On Hiding and Seeking
Dvar Torah
Devarim
Vayelech
2016/5777
The Sacred Gap
Dvar Torah
Devarim
Haazinu
2016/5777
On Writing and Dying with Tears
Dvar Torah
Devarim
V'zot Habracha
2016/5777
Light in Dark Times
Dvar Torah
Holiday
Chanukah
2016/5777
4 Sons, 4 Rabbis, 4 Paradigms
Dvar Torah
Holiday
Pesach
2017/5777
The Geulah of Gerut: Pesach as Transformation
Dvar Torah
Holiday
Pesach
2016/5776
On Closeness Without Convergence
Dvar Torah
Shemot
Yitro
2017/5777
Starting Over Again with God
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Bereishit
2016/5777
Walking Before G-d
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Noach
2015/5776
On Second Naiveté
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Lech Lecha
2015/5776
Vayer et Hamakom Me'rachok", Seeing a Distant God
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Vayera
2015/5776
The Price of Piety
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Chayei Sarah
2015/5776
The Blessing of Insufficiency
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Toldot
2015/5776
The Epiphany of Prayer
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Vayeitzei
2015/5776
Dancing Toward Dawn
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Vayishlach
2015/5776
On Seeking Serenity
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Vayeshev
2015/5776
Dreaming in the Dark: Miketz and the Menorah
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Miketz
2015/5776
On Crying and Catharsis
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Vayigash
2015/5776
Entering Fog
Dvar Torah
Shemot
Bo
2016/5776
Rabbi Dr. Erin Leib Smokler - 2018 Yeshivat Maharat Semikha Ceremony
Multimedia
Graduations
Sixth Semikha Ceremony
June 18, 2018
From Alienation to Integration: Learning to Live
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Vayechi
2015/5776
The God of Need, The God of Now
Dvar Torah
Shemot
Shemot
2016/5776
Pious Impiety
Dvar Torah
Shemot
Va'era
2016/5776
Ze Eli V'Anvehu: Pointing to a Personal God
Dvar Torah
Shemot
B'Shalach
2016/5776
Chanukah from Every Angle - A Webinar with Maharat Faculty
Multimedia; Dvar Torah
Video Divrei Torah; Panels and Discussions; Holiday; Chassidut
Chanukah
2019/5780

In the News

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Publication
Published
Rabbi Dr. Erin Leib Smokler, Maharat Faculty
Maharat
December 2, 2019

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