When I am welcomed to speak to your orgainization or community, I aim to shed light on areas of Torah that are specifically relevant to you. I have a large collection of previous topics and lectures, but I always enjoy speaking to the heart of the community exploring new ideas.
Halacha (Jewish Law)
The Land and State of Israel
Contemporary Jewish and Israeli Issues
Israel’s Geopolitical Situation and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Am Levadad Yishkon – A Paradigm Shift for Orthodox Jewish Thinking
A Contemporary Perspective on “Atchalta D’geula”
Visions of Isaiah and Ezekiel – How Close are We?
The Bet HaMikdash and Us – Contemporary Relevance
Relating to The Temple Mount Today – Halakhic, Philosophical, and Practical Considerations
Yom HaAtzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim in Halacha and Hashkafa
Should Israel be a Democracy? – Torah Sources on Political Theory
Shemita and Yovel as Socio-Economic Policy
Possible Alternatives to the Two-State Solution
Torat HaAretz: Torah Insights Learned “On Location” in Israel (NOTE: this topic is ideal for a Saturday night melave malka or Sunday brunch, where it can be accompanied by a slide show and short videos)
Reflections on Several Decades of Women’s Torah Education – What Have we Accomplished, and Where are we Headed?
Women in the Public Sphere – Halacha, Tradition, and Innovation
A Tale of Two Cities – Hebron and Beersheva as Complementary Paradigms in the Book of Bereishit
Chronology and Sequence in the Book of Shmot – Two Rabbinic Views
Bet Shaul and Bet David: Conflicting Models of Leadership
Laws of Shabbat – Women’s Obligation in Kiddush and Havdallah
Halachic Boundaries of Eretz Yisrael
Tisha B’av – Eicha, Kinot and the Psychology of Mourning
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