Re-Reading the Torah with the Sefat Emet
Re-Reading the Torah with the Sefat Emet

Dena Weiss

Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30-9:00 AM Eastern

Oct 11-Dec 9

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Overview

One of the most distinctive features of the writings and teachings of the Hassidic master R. Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter, the Sefat Emet, is that he returns year after year to the same source, plumbing it over and over for new dimensions and new insights. Each week we will look at two passages from the Sefat Emet, with each class focusing on one year’s take on a classical text, to learn timeless Torah and see how it evolves. All texts will be available in translation.

Meet the Instructor

Dena Weiss is Rosh Beit Midrash and Senior Faculty at Hadar, where she teaches Talmud, Midrash and Hasidut. Dena earned a BA in Religious Studies from New York University and an MA in Theology from Harvard Divinity School. She has studied and taught in a variety of Jewish educational settings including Drisha, Midreshet Lindenbaum, and Pardes. She currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the Mima'amakim journal of Jewish religious art.

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