Yom Kippur and the Imagination of the Aggadists
Nathaniel Helfgot / September 11, 2010
We will examine selected aggadot in the Talmud relating to themes of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. We will explore certain central themes the rabbis attempted to highlight in their non-legal takes on the Yoma rabba (the great day) of the Jewish calendar.
Nathaniel Helfgot is chair of the dept of Talmud and Rabbinics at the SAR High School in New York City. He serves as spiritual leader of Congregation Netivot Shalom in Teaneck, NJ . He is on the faculty of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School and the Wexner Heritage Program. An alumnus of the Jerusalem Fellows program, he received ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and has an MA in Education from the David J. Azrieli Graduate School. Click here to access podcasts recorded by Nathaniel Helfgot.