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Drisha Offers New Zoom Classes

(Courtesy of Drisha) The theme of Drisha’s spring 2021 term is Halacha, with various classes covering the history, philosophy and practical aspects of Jewish law. Teachers from the US and Israel are teaching at times convenient for learners in any time zone, with classes also livestreamed on Facebook and recordings made available afterwards on Drisha’s website.

Halacha is a defining aspect of Judaism, and these classes will be an opportunity to delve deeply into many of its facets. Drisha is excited to be working with a combination of old and new faculty members to offer something for everybody in the community, and to continue adapting our programming for Zoom in order to safely reach the widest possible audience.

Highlights of the schedule include a series on the halachot of mental illness with Rabbi Yoni Rosensweig, an Israeli expert who has written several books on the topic, and a “Profiles in Pesak” series, facilitated by Dr. Devora Steinmetz, that will feature guest speakers discussing modern poskim such as the Chazon Ish and Chatam Sofer. There are also two Tanach classes taught by Rabbi David Silber, the founder and dean of Drisha, on the characters Avraham and King Solomon. Other featured teachers are Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson, Dr. Samuel Lebens, Rabbanit Leah Sarna, Rabbanit Yael Shimoni, Rabbanit Sara Wolkenfeld and Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Zuckier.

For over 40 years, Drisha has been at the forefront of cultivating advanced Torah

learning that is robust and engaged. With flagship programs including the Dr. Beth Samuels Summer High School Program for young women and the recently launched Yeshivat Drisha in Rosh Tzurim, Drisha has consistently pioneered opportunities for women’s learning while also offering programs such as its intensive summer kollel and ongoing adult education series open to the general public. In the past year, Drisha has embraced the opportunity to spread high-level Torah on virtual platforms across the world, offering hundreds of classes to those craving a connection to Judaism in uncertain times.

All of Drisha’s spring classes are offered without charge, although there is a suggested donation of $25 per session. Nobody will be turned away for financial reasons. Sign up at drisha.org/classes. For more information, please contact Michael Fraade, assistant program director, at [email protected].

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