Ben Greenfield assumed the role of Rabbi at The Greenpoint Shul in 2019. Originally from Los Angeles, Ben studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion, Yeshiva University, Oxford University, and Johns Hopkins, before receiving Semicha from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah.
This week’s Torah Portion – Parashat Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1) – features the beginning of the epic story of Moses and the exodus from Egypt. The portion features a description of the oppression of the people of Israel by Pharaoh, the birth of Moses, his flee to Midian, the story of the burning bush, and Moses’ return to Egypt. As our discussion begins we focus on why Israel was considered a people.
Previous Talks on Shemot
Shmuel Rosner’s book #IsraeliJudaism, Portrait of a Cultural Revolution (with Prof. Camil Fuchs) is available on Amazon.