Scholar in Residence Rabbi Shmuel Hain

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YITH is honored to welcome Rabbi Shmuel Hain over Shabbat Pekude, March 8-9.

Rabbi Shmuel Hain is a pulpit rabbi, an educator, and a scholar. He was appointed Rabbi of Young Israel Ohab Zedek of North Riverdale/Yonkers in 2006. He is also Rosh Beit Midrash at SAR High School, where he directs the graduate Beit Midrash Fellowship, teaches advanced Judaic Studies classes, and oversees after-school and Alumni learning programs. He has co-authored and edited several volumes of Torah and academic scholarship, including a volume in The Orthodox Forum series entitled The Next Generation of Modern Orthodoxy (Ktav: 2012), and currently serves as Series Editor of The Orthodox Forum.  We will devote this Pre-Purim Shabbat to studying the upcoming holiday and its central biblical text- Megillat Esther.

Opportunities to learn with Rabbi Hain include:

  • Teen Friday Night Oneg—”Purim & Party Culture: From Shushan to Today”
  • Shabbat Morning Drasha—“Charismatic Jewish Leadership: From the Mishkan to Mordechai and Esther”
  • Post-Kiddush Shiur—“Matanot L’Evyonim and the Megillah: Reassessing Purim’s Gifts to the Poor”
  • Shabbat Afternoon Conversation with Rabbi Shmuel Hain and Rabbi Adam Starr—”Unity, Uniformity, and Modern Orthodoxy: Lessons from Purim for today”
  • Seudah Shlishit—”The Whole Megillah? Four Tannaitic Takes on the Purim Story”

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From Friday, March 8, 2019 at 8:00 am
Until Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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