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Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Alex Israel

Friday, June 10, 2022 11 Sivan 5782

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We look forward to welcoming Rabbi Alex Israel for a Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat at ASBI, June 10 - 11! Join us for the following opportunities to hear Rabbi Israel speak.


Friday Night Dinner & Talk
" Religious and Secular in Israel: What is changing?"
Drawing on a Midrashic story, statistics from the Avi Chai institute, the Israeli music and cultural scene and more, we will discuss what is changing in the arena of Religious-Secular relations in Israel.

Join us for a Shabbat dinner (by reservation only) at shul at 8:30 PM, then stay for a presentation by Rabbi Alex Israel in the Main Sanctuary at 9:15 PM.

You are welcome to join us to hear Rabbi Israel speak even if you aren't attending the dinner.
Learn more about dinner & register below!


Shabbat morning Drasha
“A Multi-Faceted Torah”


Post-Kiddush Shiur
“Halakha is the Solution; Halakha Is the Problem: A 2500-year Journey of Spiritual Evolution”
Ezra and the Knesset Ha-Gedolah he headed created a huge revolution in Jewish Law at a critical historical juncture. Why was Halakha the solution for its time? How is Halakha faring today? Using Rav Kook's interpretation (חכם עדיף מנביא) we shall analyse the strengths and weaknesses of Halakha as a tool for Jewish spirituality and continuity, and begin to understand 2500 years of Halakhic evolution.


RABBI ALEX ISRAEL is an author, Tanach teacher, and international lecturer. He teaches at Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi, Midreshet Lindenbaum, and the Pardes Institute. Rabbi Israel studied for several years at Yeshivat Har Etzion, and holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education, London, and Bar Ilan University. His books “I Kings: Torn in Two” and “II Kings: In a Whirlwind” have been received to great acclaim.

Rabbi Israel has lectured widely at campuses and communities on five continents. He lives in Alon Shevut, Gush Etzion, with his wife Aliza, and their four wonderful children. Read his Torah and listen to his podcasts at

Space for dinner is limited - registration closes Thursday, June 2, at 11:59 PM.

Early-bird Cost (through 12:00 PM on 5/20/22)
$20 Members | $26 Non-Members

Regular Cost
$23 Members | $30 Non-Members

Members: Log into your account to redeem your discount.

Please list any dietary restrictions in the notes.

Dinner co-sponsorship is available! Include a sponsorship amount below to be acknowledged as a sponsor; we appreciate your support!




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  Earlybird rate ends 05/20/2022 12:00:00 PM

Catering costs have risen during the pandemic; if you are interested in co-sponsoring this meal to help off-set the cost, please fill out the following form. Thank you for your support!

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