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Parsha Class with Sofia Freudenstein

Past Sessions
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 26 Iyyar 5783 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 19 Iyyar 5783 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 12 Iyyar 5783 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join ASBI Intern Sofia Freudenstein for a Parsha Shiur on Zoom. The class meets weekly on Wednesday nights. 

Although the Talmud and the Oral Torah is a means to understand the Written Torah, it is usually studied on its own. But what if we used the Oral Torah to better understand the weekly Torah portion? Each week we will analyze a Talmudic passage that uses a relevant verse from the parsha, then we will study the verse in the original parsha context, and then circle back to thinking about what its use in the Gemara might be telling.

By studying these traditional texts in a somewhat untraditional way, we will have a whole new understanding of the many layers of rabbinic thought and analysis when it comes to understanding what the Torah meant to our rabbinic ancestors and hopefully what both Oral and Written Torah can mean for us, today.

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Meeting ID: 924 897 9279, Password: 540


Sofia Freudenstein graduated with an Honours Bachelor degree from the University of Toronto, double-majoring in Jewish Studies and Philosophy. She worked on an undergraduate thesis assessing Revelation in Modern Jewish Thought, and completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Baycrest Geriatric Hospital.

Before university, Sofia competed in the International Chidon HaTanach, and participated in the Drisha High School Program, the Bronfman Youth Fellowship, and the Tikvah High School Program. She spent a gap year at Midreshet Lindenbaum, interned for the organization Ayeka, has been a madricha for the Drisha High School Program, and Rosh Beit Midrash for Camp Stone. Sofia has been involved in her local Hillel as a Student Leader and Multifaith Chaplaincy Intern. While in the Core Semikha program at Yeshivat Maharat, Sofia is also pursuing a masters degree in Jewish Philosophy at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Yeshiva University. 









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