Celebrate Completing the Third Book of the Torah
Hosted By: My Jewish Learning
Join My Jewish Learning to celebrate the end of Vayikra (Leviticus), the third book in our Torah Cycle.
My Jewish Learning’s editor Rachel Scheinerman and our group of expert panelists will take a look back at the major events and characters in Leviticus. Together, we will explore the themes of this book of Torah and how it sets us up for what is to come.
Rabbi Asher Lopatin is the executive director of the JCRC/AJC of Detroit and the founding rabbi of Kehillat Etz Chayim. He is also the founding director of the Detroit Center for Civil Discourse. He previously served as president of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School and as rabbi of Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in Chicago. Rabbi Lopatin received ordination from Yeshivas Brisk in Chicago and from Yeshiva University.
Rabbi Lauren Tuchman is a sought after speaker, spiritual leader and educator. Ordained by The Jewish Theological Seminary in 2018, she is, as far as she is aware, the first blind woman in the world to enter the rabbinate. In 2022, she completed Flourish: an immersive in mindfulness practices under the direction of expert mindfulness teacher, Yael Shy. She is a SVARA fellow and continues to be a regular teacher of Mishnah and Talmud.Dr. Ethan Schwartz is an assistant professor of Hebrew Bible at Villanova University. He studies the Hebrew Bible in both the ancient Near Eastern setting in which it emerged and the Second Temple setting in which it became Jewish and Christian scripture. His research focuses on the prophetic literature, with interests in the representation of prophetic authority and social critique, the comparative study of biblical and ancient Near Eastern prophecy, the redaction of the prophetic corpus, and the reception of the prophetic literature in Judaism and Christianity. Other areas of research include the Pentateuch, the literature of Qumran, the ancient Jewish context of the New Testament, and the intellectual history of academic biblical studies.