Rabbi Dr. Erin Leib Smokler

Director of Spiritual Development and Publications Editor / Advanced Kollel: Executive Ordination, Class of 2018

Leib Smokler

Rabbi Dr‭. ‬Erin Leib Smokler is the Director of Spiritual Development and Publications Editor at Yeshivat Maharat‭, where she teaches Hasidism and Pastoral Torah. She is also a faculty member at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
Rabbi Dr. Leib Smokler earned both her PhD and MA from the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought, and her BA from Harvard University. She was ordained by Yeshivat Maharat.
Erin 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 Jewish Week, and other publications. She recently won the 2021 National Jewish Book Award in Modern Jewish Thought and Experience for her collection, Torah in a Time of Plague: Historical and Contemporary Jewish Reflections (Ben Yehudah Press).

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

publications and media

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

mentions

Title
Publication
Published
In The Spotlight: The Women of Maharat
Jewish Broadcasting Service
March 8, 2022
Rabbi Dr. Erin Leib Smokler, Maharat Faculty
Maharat
December 2, 2019

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