Scholar-in-Residence Weekend Begins January 11th

January 11 – 13, 2019

We welcome Rabbi Daniel Vaisrub as our  Scholar-in-Residence
Rabbi Vaisrub studied at Yeshivat Hamivtar (Efrat, Israel), and Hebrew Theological College (Skokie, Illinois). He received rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau (former Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Israel). Presently he is Professor of Talmud at Hebrew Seminary (Skokie, Illinois). He has taught Hebrew Bible, Talmud, Midrash, and Halakha in various settings, including Melton School and Hartman Institute. He is a frequent darshan and Torah reader for Rose Crown Minyan of Anshe Emet Synagogue and the Chicago Loop Synagogue and fellow with Rabbis Without Borders 2017 Cohort. Rabbi Vaisrub holds a BA in History from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from McGill University.

With the exception of dinner on Friday night, all presentations are free and ALL are welcome!

Dinner with Rabbi Daniel Vaisrub
Daven – Eat – Learn

Friday, January 11,  6:45  – 7:45 p.m.

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The Rebellious Son, The Rebellious City
Friday, January 11, 7:45 – 9:00 p.m.
Join our visiting Scholar, Rabbi Vaisrub, for an intriguing lecture on this pair of dramatic Talmudic texts showing how the Talmud teaches us how to always see the other side of an argument and how no one side “owns” the truth.

Post Modern Talmud
Saturday, January 12, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Rabbi Vaisrub will review his favorite Talmudic teachings and show how a Talmudic scholar was doing post-modern literary deconstruction 1200 years before post-modernism hit the European scene

What Would Maimonides Do?
Saturday, January 12, 6:15  – 8:00 p.m.
Rabbi Vaisrub will teach on a series of readings from Maimonides on wide range of topics including the nature or truth, politics, ethics, and law.

NFL Catch Rule According to Jewish Law
Sunday, January 13, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

An analysis of a video wherein two scholars analyze the change to the National Football League’s definition of what constitutes a “catch” using Talmudic logic.

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