Hosted by Harvard Hillel director and Harvard Jewish chaplain Rabbi Jonah Steinberg, Harvard Torah examines the themes of the weekly Torah portion through the lens of a Harvard student and a guest.
Harvard Torah Ep. 1 - Genesis: Creating
Harvard Hillel Executive Director Rabbi Jonah Steinberg explores the Genesis Torah portion with Prof. Adam Cohen (Professor of Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Physics and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator at Harvard) and with Harvard sophomore Tobias Benn.
Harvard Torah Ep. 2 - Noah: Survival
Rabbi Jonah Steinberg welcomes Professor Neri Oxman, whose path-making work at the intersection of biology and design finds its way to the World Economic Forum in Davos and the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, and with Harvard College student Ariel Silverman, who spent a semester in Cook Inlet in Alaska studying beluga whales.
Harvard Torah Ep. 3 - Lech Lecha: Peoplehood
In the third episode of Harvard Torah, Rabbi Jonah Steinberg is joined by Professor Derek Penslar (William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History) and graduate student Helen Yang, who reflects on her journey from a childhood in China to the Jewish community in Cambridge.
Harvard Torah Ep. 4 - Vayera: Rivalry
Rabbi Jonah Steinberg Executive Director of Harvard Hillel and a Harvard Jewish chaplain, sits down with Ambassador Nick Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and Amitai Abouzaglo '20, founder of Embodying Peace.
Harvard Torah Ep.5 - Chayei Sarah: Love
On this episode of Harvard Torah, executive director of Harvard Hillel and Harvard Jewish chaplain Rabbi Jonah Steinberg welcomes Prof. Ramie Targoff and Jenna Freidus '22 for a discussion about love in the face of death, themes of this week's Torah portion.
Harvard Torah Ep. 6 - Toldot: Legacy
In episode 6 of Harvard Torah, Rabbi Jonah Steinberg sits down with Rob Shapiro '72, JD '78, former president of both the Harvard Alumni Association and the Harvard Law School Alumni Association, leader on Harvard's Board of Overseers, and expert in the field of trust and estate laws, along with Jonathan Katzman '22. This week's discussion focuses on legacy as relates to the story of Isaac's blessing of his and Rebecca's twin children, Jacob and Esau.
Curious, thoughtful torah
Rabbi Jonah Steinberg brings a thoughtful, curious approach to Torah, along with the diverse set of guests who all bring unique perspectives on the weekly parsha. I highly recommend!