Rabbanit Dr. Liz Shayne

Director of Academic Affairs / Core Semikha, Class of 2021

Shayne

Rabbanit Dr. Liz Shayne is the Director of Academic Affairs at Yeshivat Maharat as well as a recent alumna. She came to Maharat after completing her Ph.D from University of California, Santa Barbara, where she studied the past, present, and future of digital reading. She loves old books in new forms, analyzes how Halacha and technology can work together, and is a teacher committed to the idea that studying Torah can and must be for everyone. During her time at Maharat, she worked with Sefaria on the Sefaria & Maharat Women Scholar’s Writing Fellowship and interned at Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob and the Hebrew Institute of White Plains. She writes and teaches about everything from how the Talmud is like the internet to the future of robots in halakha. Rabbanit Liz lives in Riverdale with her husband and two children.

publications and media

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Type
Category
Topic
Year
#maharat10daysoftorah Purim 2022, Day 1
Dvar Torah; Multimedia
Holidays; Video Divrei Torah
Purim; #maharat10daysoftorah
2022/5782
The First Yeshiva Exile
Dvar Torah
December 16, 2021
The Power of Analogy in מראה כהן
Dvar Torah
Holiday
Yom Kippur
2018/5779
Rabbanit Dr. Liz Shayne - Maharat's 9th Annual Semikha Ceremony
Multimedia
Graduations
Ninth Semikha Ceremony
June 15, 2021
Breastfeeding Series Session 3 - Breastfeeding in Public, Synagogue and while Learning
Multimedia
Panels and Discussions
February 10, 2021
Knowledge of the Heart, Knowledge of the Hands
Dvar Torah
Shemot
Tetzaveh
2021/5781
Losing Yourself, Finding Yourself: Jacob’s Psychological Journey
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Vayeitzei
2017/5778
In Defense of Legalism
Dvar Torah
Shemot
Mishpatim
2020/5780
Spring Ahead and Fall Back: When Israel and the Diaspora Read Different Parashas"
Dvar Torah
Vayikra
Acharei Mot
2019/5779
Sometimes You Need a Good Poem
Dvar Torah
Devarim
Haazinu
2018/5779
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Dvar Torah
Holiday
Rosh Hashana
2019/5780
Mortal “Pair-il”: Zugot on the Seder Night
Dvar Torah
Holiday
Pesach
2019/5779
A Door Opens: Reflections on the End of the Seder
Dvar Torah
Holiday
Pesach
2018/5778
Aseret Yemei Teshuva 5779/2018 - Rabbanit Dr. Liz Shayne '21
Multimedia; Holiday
Video Divrei Torah; Holiday
Rosh Hashana; Yom Kippur
2018/5779
Sibling Rivalry: on Joseph and Judah the Righteous
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Vayigash
2020/5780

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