Come Join us for this 2017 summer series with shierri Mandell
We will look into some of the women in the Tanach and respond to these texts with writing exercises meant to deepen out relationship to the texts and to ourselves.
3 classes; Wednesdays July 5-19
By Batya Hefter The blessings in parshat b’chukotai echo of gan eden, “I will make you fruitful and multiply you’, ‘the trees of the field shall yield their fruit’, and most significantly, “ and I will walk among you’, restoring the harmonious pre-chet adam HaRishon...
Read Batya Hefter’s thoughts on Parashat Emor written for Times of Israel.
by Rav Herzl Hefter Rabbi Yohanan said: the Holy One Blessed Be He said, “I shall not dwell in the Celestial Jerusalem (Yerushalayim shel ma’alah) until I dwell in the Earthly Jerusalem (Yerushalyim shel matah) ”There is a well-known dispute between Maimonides and...
By Batya Hefter Stories in the Torah are powerful because they resonate within us on multiple levels. On the face of it, the redemption from Egypt is a narrative of national emancipation from slavery. However, if we look carefully, we will learn that the story is...