Tuesday, November 24, 2020

I was very happy to see an article about Asicha seminars in this week's Jewish Link (“Asicha Seminars Offers Post-Seminary Learning for Women” October 29, 2020). I attended the first semester on hilchot bishul b'Shabbat, and I am currently attending the second semester on the ל"ט מלאכות. Your article gives me an opportunity to show some well-deserved hakarat hatov to Rabbi Jonah Steinmetz, as well as to the distinguished guest speakers, for providing in-depth, text-based shiurim that stimulate our minds. In addition,  Rabbi Steinmetz is a very talented educator whose sense of humor and creativity are a pleasure to behold. The shiurim are interactive and fun, two adjectives I never thought I'd associate with learning hilchot Shabbat.  I really hope more women join these seminars and take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to learn practical Halacha from its sources in an engaging and entertaining educational forum. Kol hakavod to Rabbi Steinmetz and the rest of the creators of Asicha Seminars!

Jessica Savitt