Yeshivat Frisch Welcomes Judaic Studies Guest Speakers

December 18, 2019

Yeshivat Frisch’s Judaic Studies program welcomed three outstanding guest speakers last week. Students in Chumash Department Chair Yael Goldfischer’s junior and senior classes heard a Parshat Vayishlach shiur by Rav David Sabato, an educator at Nishmat, the Hesder yeshiva of Ma’ale Adumim as well as Hebrew University, titled “Ma’ase Avot: Avraham and Yaakov—two models of survival in exile.” The shiur explored the significance of and connection between the mitzvot of gid hanasheh and brit milah.

Meanwhile, students in Rabbi Asher Bush and Rabbi Yosef Weinberger’s junior Halacha classes heard from Frisch alumnus and Teaneck resident Rabbi Yair Hindin on the halachic considerations of organ donation, as well as his own journey becoming an altruistic kidney donor last year. (Hindin’s story was featured in The Jewish Link in November 2018.)

Finally, Rabbi Michael Bashist’s senior Chassidut class heard from Rav Zev Reichman, author of “Flames of Faith: An Introduction to Chasidic Thought,” who spoke about the Chassidic concept of “bitul hayesh” and the importance of flexibility when it comes to avodat Hashem.

The three presentations enriched the students’ knowledge and appreciation of specific Torah ideas, while linking them to the wider world of Torah learning.