November 22, 2018

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Chayei Sarah with Rabbi Ari Hart

Ari Hart is the rabbi of Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob, an orthodox synagogue in Skokie Illinois.  As a thought leader, he has contributed to leading secular and religious publications, including the Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, The Hill, Patheos, NY Daily News, The Jewish Daily Forward,and more. Rav Ari was selected by The Jewish Week as one of the 36 “forward-thinking young people who are helping to remake the Jewish community.” He is also a founder of Uri L’Tzedek: Orthodox Social Justice and co-founder of the Jewish Muslim Volunteer Alliance. Rabbi Hart received smicha (rabbinic ordination) from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in New York City in 2012.

This week’s Torah portion — Parashat Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1-25:18) — features the death of Sarah, Isaac’s marriage to Rivka, and the death and burial of Abraham. Our talk focuses on Lavan – and other enemies of the Jewish People.

 

 

Previous Talks on Chayei Sarah:

Rabbi James Gibson

Rabbi Ranon Teller

Rabbi Alan Henkin

Rabbi Wendi Geffen

Rabbi Deborah Bravo