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Teaching Talmud in Day Schools

Monday, June 29 – Thursday, July 2, 2015

July College Kollel

For college students and recent graduates | Sunday, June 28 – Friday, July 31, 2015

July Beit Midrash

Monday, June 29 – Friday, July 31, 2015

Dr. Beth Samuels
Summer High School Program

June 30 – July 31, 2015

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    Tue Jun 02

    The Zohar: An Introduction to the Book of Light …. and Darkness
    Nathaniel Berman

    6:30 PM

    The Zohar: An Introduction to the Book of Light …. and Darkness
    Nathaniel Berman
    Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
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    Price: $ 0.00

    The Zohar may be called the “poetry of kabbalah”:  it takes Jewish symbolism from a wide array of sources and elaborates it into ever-new forms of mystical narrative, mythology, and experience. Traditional stories, images, prayers, and even laws are reinterpreted to bring out the secret and unexpected spiritual, visionary, and erotic yearnings that they embody.  Though it is known for the ways it leads to visions of light, on the divine, cosmic, and spiritual planes, the Zohar is equally concerned with the darkest realms of the divine, the cosmos, and the human soul.  Love, hate, ecstasy, tragedy, desire, repulsion – all lie at the heart of the Zoharic adventure.  We will look at key passages from the Zohar that embody all of these dimensions, and we will look within ourselves for their embodiment on the level of the personal microcosm.  In all these ways, we will try to experience the joys – and the dangers – of the familiar Zoharic axiom, כגוונא דלעילא אוף הכי לתתא – “in the manner as it is above, even so is it below”…
    A reading knowledge of Hebrew is required for this course.

     

    4 sessions: June 2, 9, 16, 23.

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    Wed Jun 10

    A Student’s Obligation: The Legacy of the Piaseczno Rebbe
    Erin Leib Smokler

    7:00 PM

    A Student’s Obligation: The Legacy of the Piaseczno Rebbe
    Erin Leib Smokler
    Wednesday, June 10, 7:00-8:30pm
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    Price: $ 0.00

    What does it mean to be a good person and a good Jew in 2015? How can we educate ourselves and our community in an attempt to enact that vision?

    We will explore answers to these questions from Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira, Rebbe of Piaseczno and the Warsaw Ghetto and author of several works including Derech HamelechChovat Hatalmidim, and Aish Kodesh.

    Join us as we learn from this remarkable spiritual leader and ask how his legacy might guide us today.

    Featuring: Rabbi Dr. Nehemia Polen and Dr. Erin Leib Smokler

    Moderated by Dr. Devora Steinmetz

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    Mon Jun 15

    June Week of Learning
    Drisha Faculty

    9:30 AM

    June Week of Learning
    Drisha Faculty
    Monday, June 15 – Thursday, June 18
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    Price: $ 600.00

    Living in the World of a Hidden God
    How can we best engage in a world where God’s presence is often hidden and where we often find ourselves in a place that is not home.? What do our texts teach us about the struggles, challenges, and opportunities of living in such a world.

    Go to www.drisha.org/junelearning for more information.

    9:30am-5pm

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    Wed Jun 17

    Dancing with God and Man: The Life and Leadership of Moshe Rabbeinu
    Zvi Grumet

    7:00 PM

    Dancing with God and Man: The Life and Leadership of Moshe Rabbeinu
    Zvi Grumet
    Wednesday June 17th, 7:00-8:30pm
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    Price: $ 0.00

    Moshe, as presented in the Torah, is an enigmatic figure. He sometimes seems so sensitive to the needs of the people while at other times he is so far removed from them that it is hard to imagine how he can lead. We will follow his path to gain a better picture of him, and what paradigm of leadership he represents.

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    Wed Jun 24

    Love Without Limits? The Dynamics and Problematics of Rav Kook’s Moral Discourse
    Daniel Landes

    7:00 PM

    Love Without Limits? The Dynamics and Problematics of Rav Kook’s Moral Discourse
    Daniel Landes
    Wednesday June 24, 7:00-8:30pm
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    Price: $ 0.00

    Rav Kook was on the way of creating a new take on how to live a good life, welcoming personal transformation. We will focus on some moral and personal traits he promoted and explore how they might guide our contemporary lived experiences.

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    Sun Jun 28

    July College Kollel
    Drisha Faculty

    9:00 AM

    July College Kollel
    Drisha Faculty
    Sunday, June 28 – Friday, July 31, 2015
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    Price: $ 0.00

    Due to the generosity of a donor, Drisha is offering special fellowships to female college students and recent graduates to participate in the July College Kollel. Kollel students will join with the women of the July Beit Midrash to study Talmud in the mornings, and Tanakh, Halakhah, and Jewish Thought in the afternoons. There will be additional evening classes and activities for the Kollel participants.

    Go to www.drisha.org/julykollel for more information or contact drishasummerprograms@gmail.com.

    By application only. 

     

Drisha’s Anniversary Dinner

Celebrate Drisha Institute's 36th Anniversary. Join us for dinner on June 21, 2015 at 5 PM. Reserve your seat now.

I learned what it means to bring your whole self to Torah study. This meant challenging myself and others to formulate an idea honestly and with clarity, grappling with an idea within a previously held worldview, bringing every discipline and insight to the table as a potential tool to understanding, and sharing a joy and enthusiasm with the community of students of Torah that surrounded me.

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