Harvard Torah

Hosted by Harvard Hillel director and Harvard Jewish chaplain Rabbi Jonah Steinberg, Harvard Torah examines the themes of the weekly Torah portion through the lens of a Harvard student and a faculty guest.

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This week, with Simchat Torah, we arrive at the ending and the beginning.
September 23, 2021
As we hear the poetic message Moses bequeaths to us in our Torah toward the end of our wilderness journey, Harvard Ph.D. student and scholar of Jewish art, history, and scribal tradition, Deborah B. T...
September 16, 2021
As we find our Torah telling the story of itself as a written Book, two scholars of scriptural literature join the Harvard Torah conversation – Professor Luis Manuel Girón-Negrón, whose current work o...
September 9, 2021
"You stand all of you today before the Eternal One your God," begins our Torah reading this week – and how to share with you the joy of all of us who are able at long last to be together in person on ...
September 2, 2021
"Ki Tavo" – "When you come into the Land" – is our reading this week; and amid the many blessings of our coming back into in-person community, psychologist Jerry Zuriff and Social Studies student Sara...
August 26, 2021
As our students head back to campus for a great Harvard ingathering, Rabbi Jenn Queen, Harvard Hillel's Robert and Dale Mnookin Director of Engagement, joins in the Harvard Torah conversation – in the...
August 19, 2021
Alexandra Natapoff, Lee S. Kreindler Professor of Law, expert in inequality and the U.S. criminal system, and Ezra Feder ‘24, both of whom have worked in Maryland’s Office of Public Defense, join the ...
August 12, 2021
This week's instalment of Harvard Torah comes to you recorded amid travels – as our ancestors, in our scriptures, prepare to set up a distinctive haven and home country.  I hope you enjoy this brief a...
August 4, 2021
Spencer Glassman '23-'24, just back from a year in Israel, joins the Harvard Torah conversation, to reflect on ourselves and on others in our land – as we hear the Children of Israel instructed in our...
July 29, 2021
Professors Arthur Applbaum of Harvard and Jon Gould '10 of Berkeley Law School join the Harvard Torah conversation, as our Torah gives us some of the most fundamental words and covenantal ideas of our...
July 21, 2021

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