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Sunday, February 17 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Torah Lishmah: When Less is More

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While all Torah learning is considered valuable, why does Torah Lishmah, study for its own sake hold pride of place in Jewish thought? In a creative reading of the story of Sarah and Hagar, the great Hasidic master and grandson of the Ba'al Shem Tov, the Degel Mahaneh Ephraim, reflects on the tension between quantity and quality in the quest for Torah learning. He exposes the dangers of learning Torah for the wrong reasons and offers strategies for removing our egos from our quests for spiritual growth.

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Dena Weiss

Dena Weiss is the Rosh Beit Midrash at Hadar, an institution for higher Jewish learning based in NYC, where she teaches Talmud, Midrash, and Hasidut. Dena earned her BA in Religious Studies from NYU and a MA in Theology from Harvard Divinity School. She has also studied at Midreshet... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm EST
Room 7 (5th Floor)