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Scholars-in-Residence Morah Deborah Klapper & Rabbi Aryeh Klapper

Friday, August 12, 2022 15 Av 5782

All Day for 1 DaysASBI

We look forward to welcoming Morah Deborah Klapper and Rabbi Aryeh Klapper to ASBI for a Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat, focusing on Intellectual Property, sponsored by Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

Join us for the following opportunities to learn with them.


Friday Night Dinner & Talk with Morah Deborah Klapper
"Moses as Understood through Rashi and Harry Potter: When Does Moshe Know He's the Savior?"

Join us for a Shabbat dinner (by reservation only) at shul at 8:00 PM, then stay for a presentation in the Main Sanctuary at 8:45 PM. You are welcome to join us to hear Morah Klapper speak even if you aren't attending the dinner. Learn more about dinner & register below!


Shabbat Morning Drasha with Morah Deborah Klapper
"The Causal Relationship between Creation, Yetziat Mitzrayim, and Education"


Post-Kiddush Shiur with Rabbi Aryeh Klapper, approximately 12:15 PM
"Copyright, Competition, and Corporations: How Economic Theories and Halakhah Interact"


Pre-Mincha Shiur with Rabbi Aryeh Klapper, 6:40 PM
"The Advantages and Risks of Monetizing Torah"


Shalosh Seudot D'var Torah with Rabbi Aryeh Klapper
“Who Gets A Seat on the Messianic Sanhedrin?”


MORAH DEBORAH KLAPPER is a literacy-focused Torah educator who enjoys thinking about big-picture interpretations of Tanach narratives. After many years as a classroom teacher and school administrator, Morah Klapper is now a full-time tutor, teaching adults and children to read and understand the texts of our tradition independently, so they can form their own relationships with Hashem and truly inherit their heritage. Her international tutoring practice ranges in a typical week from alef-bet to Tanach to Talmud to Yoreh Deah. She holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard College and a certificate from the Drisha Scholars' Circle. She lives and works in Sharon, MA.


RABBI ARYEH KLAPPER is a halakhic authority  and thought-leader who serves as Dean of the Center for Modern Torah Leadership (CMTL) and as Cofounder of the Boston Agunah Task Force.. He previously served as Orthodox Rabbinic Advisor at Harvard Hillel, Talmud Curriculum Chair at Maimonides High School, Instructor of Rabbinics and Medical Ethics at Gann Academy, and Senior Dayan on the Boston Beit Din. Rabbi Klapper’s scholarship and advocacy shape Orthodox discourse and practice on issues as varied as mental health, financial aid policy, women’s Torah study, journalism, political theory, military ethics, labor ethics, and agunah prevention. As Rosh Beit Midrash of CMTL’s Summer Beit Midrash, he has helped an astounding array of men and women develop into halakhic scholars and Torah leaders. His new book  Divine Will and Human Experience: Explorations of the Halakhic System and Its Values is available on Amazon. You can also sign up for his weekly Torah essays at and follow him on the podcast Taking Responsibility for Torah.

Space for dinner is limited - registration closes Tuesday, August 9, at 12:00 PM.

Regular Cost
$23 Members | $30 Non-Members

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