Open Torah

Open Torah

The Weekly Torah Portion and Yearly Cycle

with the Readers, Visitors and Staff of the National Library of Israel

 

Every Wednesday, 13:40-14:00 in the Kolb Room.
The lesson and discussion are held in Hebrew.


Speakers

23.5 –  Daniel Lipson – Parashat Naso

30.5 –  Dr. Zohar Maor – Parashat Behaalotha

6.6 –  Nissim Sabato – Parashat Shlakh
13.6 –  Ariel Seri-Levi – Parashat Korah and Parashat Dathan and Abiram

20.6 –  Prof. Martin Lockshin – Parashat Korah and Parashat Dathan and Abiram

27.6 –  Dr. Emmanuel Schieber – Parashat Balak

5.9 –  Neta Shapira – Parashat Nitzavim / Rosh Hashana

 

If you would like to present or have any questions, please contact Zack Rothbart: zachary.rothbart@nli.org.il; 054-9474067.
 

2 November – Rabbi Dr. Zvi Leshem – Parashat Noah
9 November – Nissim Sabato – Parashat Lech Lecha
16 November – Matan Barzilai – Parashat Vayeira

23 November – Tziyona Baruch Getahun – Parashat Hayei Sara
30 November – Dr. Ezra Chwat – Parashat Toldot
7 December – Daniel Lipson – Parashat Vayetzei
14 December – Rabbi Guy Avihod – Parashat Vayishlah

21 December – Dr. Raquel Ukeles – Parashat Vayeshev

28 December – Prof. Elchanan Reiner – Parashat Miketz / Hanuka

4 January – Rabbi Dr. Zvi Leshem – Parashat Vayigash
11 January – Rabbi Dr. Aviad Stollman– Parashat Vayekhi
18 January – Dr. Michael Gross – Parashat Shemot
25 January – Dr. Yochai  Ben-Ghedalia – Parashat Va'era
1 February – Nissim Sabato – Parashat Bo

26.4 – Dr. Ezra Chwat - "The Meaning of the Flag's Colors: Blue and White in the Zohar

3.5 – Zachary Rothbart – "The Establishment of Yom HaAtzmaut as a Religious Holiday"

10.5 – Nissim Sabato – Parashat Emor
17.5 – Matan Barzilai – Parashat Behar-Behukotai
24.5 – Dr. Gila Flam – Parashat Bamidbar

29.5 – Dori Haneman – Parashat Naso/ Shavuot
7.6 – Dr. Milka Levy-Rubin – "The Ten Commandments"

14.6 – Rabbi Dr. Zvi Leshem – Parashat Shlakh Lekha

21.6 – Daniel Lipson – Parashat Korakh

28.6 – Rabbi Eliezer Lerner – Parashat Hukat
5.7 – Tsiyona Barukh Getahun – Parashat Balak

12.7 – Dr. Uri Melammed – Parashat Pinhas

19.7 – Dr. Daniella Talmon-Heller – "Moses, the Israelites and the Land of Canaan: The Quranic Version"

26.7 – Dr. Gila Flam – Parashat Devarim / Shabbat Hazon

02.8– Rabbi Guy Avihod – Parashat V'ethanan

09.8 – Dr. Ezra Chwat – Parashat Ekev

16.8 – Dr. Gabriel Wasserman – The Book of Daniel

23.8 – Rabbi Dr. Zvi Leshem – Parashat Shoftim

27.9 – Dr. Michael Gross – Between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur

2.10 – Rabbi Dr. Zvi Leshem – Sukkot

18.10  – Dr. Gila Flam– Parashat Noakh

25.10 – Rabbi Yehiel Goldhaber – "The Implications of Changing Abraham's Name"

01.11  – Dr. Ezra Chwat – Vayera

08.11  – Rabbi Daniel Gutenmacher – Hayei Sara

15.11  – Zachary Rothbart – Parashat Toldot

22.11  – Mordecha Vaintrob – Parashat Vayetze: Why is this a 'Closed' Parasha?

06.12  – Nissim Sabato – Parashat Vayeshev

31.1 – Dr. Gila Flam – Tu B'Shvat/ Parashat Yitro
7.2 – Dr. Shirley Graetz – Parashat Mishpatim/Shabbat Shekalim
14.2– Leor Jacobi – Parashat Teruma

21.2  – Rabbi Dr. Zvi Leshem – Parashat Tetzve/ Shabbat Zachor
27.2 – Chaya Meier Herr – "For Purim" – Will take place in the Edelstein Room

7.3 – Dr. Miri Kahana – "Targum Jonathan on Parashat Para's Haftorah"
14.3 – Dr. Michael Gross – Parashat Vayikra / Shabbat HaHodesh

21.3 –  Dr.  Emmanuel Schieber – Parashat Tzav

26.3 –  Rabbi Ari Chwat – For Passover

11.4 –  Prof. Martin Lockshin – Parashat Tazria-Metzora

16.4 –  Rabbi Dr. Zvi Leshem – "The Holiness of the Land of Israel and Yom Ha'atzmaut in Hasidut"

25.4 –  Dr. Gabriel Wasserman – Parashat Emor

2.5 –  Dr. Yochai Ben-Ghedalia – Parashat Behar/Log B'Omer [Berman Hall]

9.5 –  Channa Lockshin-Bob – Parashat B'Hukotai/Jerusalem Day [Berman Hall]

16.5 –  Yael Mali, author of  "Reflected in art: artistic interpretations of weekly Torah portions" – Ruth the Zionist