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Bringing you recent lectures, classes, and programs from the Hadar Institute, Ta Shma curates the best of the beit midrash. Come and listen on the go, at home, or wherever you are. Hosted by Rabbi Avi Killip of the Hadar Institute.

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Bringing you recent lectures, classes, and programs from the Hadar Institute, Ta Shma curates the best of the beit midrash. Come and listen on the go, at home, or wherever you are. Hosted by Rabbi Avi Killip of the Hadar Institute.

    R. Aviva Richman on Parashat VaYeishev: Sexual Ethics, Part 2 - Integrity

    R. Aviva Richman on Parashat VaYeishev: Sexual Ethics, Part 2 - Integrity

    In Parashat VaYeishev, Yosef repeatedly resists the advances of Potifar’s wife. In the wake of modern and contemporary sexual revolutions, there has been pushback on a sexual ethics based on boundaries and “purity” in favor of a sexual ethics that focuses primarily on consent. Consent is critical, but sometimes too narrow a lens to understand the significance of sexuality in our lives. Upon closer look at Yosef’s encounter with Potifar’s wife, we find an approach to sexual ethics that intersects with fundamental questions of identity and purpose.

    • 8 min
    R. Aviva Richman on Parashat VaYishlach: Sexual Ethics, Part 1 - Voice and Dignity

    R. Aviva Richman on Parashat VaYishlach: Sexual Ethics, Part 1 - Voice and Dignity

    The most devastating part of the story of Dinah is that the Torah does not share Dinah’s perspective. We have no idea if this was “the rape of Dinah” or an encounter she desired. This gap is not surprising, but as inheritors of Torah we must ask ourselves how we inherit this part of our Torah responsibly.

    • 11 min
    R. Aviva Richman: Rain, Dew, Wind, and Storm: The Quest for Nourishing Torah

    R. Aviva Richman: Rain, Dew, Wind, and Storm: The Quest for Nourishing Torah

    Through a discussion of midrashim on the Book of Devarim, Rabbi Aviva Richman dives into the various roles of Torah as intermediary, a place for grief, joy, atonement, darkness, and more. She teaches the Torah, like rain, is limitless. Listen in to enjoy the journey of inspiring Torah thought.

    • 41 min
    R. Aviva Richman on Parashat VaYeitzei: Facing Our Blessings, Part 2

    R. Aviva Richman on Parashat VaYeitzei: Facing Our Blessings, Part 2

    "R. Aviva Richman shares her thoughts on Parashaht VaYeitzei. Recognition”—or lack thereof—emerges at pivotal moments of Yaakov's unfolding story, and reverberates to his children as well. Following the theme of recognition in Ya’akov’s journey allows us to address these fundamental questions for ourselves: Do we deserve the blessings we have? Do we get the blessings we “deserve”?

    • 9 min
    Book Talk Ft. Rachel Sharona Lewis and Sigal Samuel

    Book Talk Ft. Rachel Sharona Lewis and Sigal Samuel

    What does a fictional mystery-solving queer woman rabbi have in common with a real-life 17th-century woman rabbi, scholar, and miracle-worker? In this episode, Sigal Samuel and Rachel Sharona Lewis, both Yeshivat Hadar alumni, share more about their groundbreaking books, “The Rabbi Who Prayed with Fire” and “Osnat and Her Dove: The True Story of the World's First Female Rabbi.” This conversation was moderated by Hadar’s Editorial Director, Dr. Elisheva Urbas, and was originally held on April 26, 2021.

    • 55 min
    R. Aviva Richman on Toldot: Facing Our Blessings, Part 1

    R. Aviva Richman on Toldot: Facing Our Blessings, Part 1

    R. Aviva Richman shares her thoughts on Parashat Toldot. When Yitzhak blesses Ya’akov, disguised as Esav, it introduces a gap between being seen for who we are and finding blessing. It leaves us yearning for the kind of blessing that comes not from hiding ourselves but from being fully recognized. We’ll explore different aspects of the relationship between recognition and blessing over this week and next. This week, our focus will be the significance of faces and being seen.

    • 8 min

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