Dovid Bashevkin, Director of Education for NCSY, studied in Ner Israel Rabbinical College and completed his rabbinic ordination at Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS). While in Yeshiva University, he completed a Master’s degree in Polish Hassidut, focused on the thought of Rav Zadok of Lublin, under the guidance of Dr. Yaakov Elman. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Public Policy and Management at The New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, focusing on crisis management. He also teaches a course a Yeshiva University about religious crisis. Recently, he published a rabbinic work entitled B’Rogez Rachem Tizkor (trans. In Anger, Remember Mercy), which is a discussion of sin and failure in Jewish thought and law. Dovid has been rejected from several prestigious fellowship and awards.
Parashat Miketz (Genesis 41:1-44:17) – features the second part of the story of Joseph and his brothers. The parasha begins with Joseph interpreting the Pharaoh’s dream and continues to tell us about Joseph’s rise to power, about the seven years of famine, and about Joseph’s first re-encounter with his brothers who come to Egypt to purchase grain. Our discussion focuses on family trauma and healing.
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