Secrets of Torah
It’s not too late to sign up for the Secrets of Torah Hevruta Torah Partner Torah Study Program:
For the past 12 years, Rabbi Krishef has been studying Hasidic and mystical Jewish texts prepared by the Institute of Jewish Spirituality. Each week, he receives an email with an English and Hebrew text of the commentary on the current week’s parasha and spends about an hour preparing it and an hour on the phone with a hevruta study partner. It has been the single most spiritually enriching Torah Study program of his life.
This year Rabbi Krishef is please to have worked out a special arrangement with the Institute for an Ahavas Israel based Torah study program. You will be responsible for preparing the text and meeting either in person or on the phone for one hour weekly to learn the text together. We will meet together a group monthly to review the texts and answer questions that have come up, on the 2nd Thursday of each month, at 7:00 p.m.
The email from the Institute comes with link to a Hebrew text, a complete translation, a commentary, study questions, and a deeper spiritual commentary. It is designed to give you several levels of understanding, several ways to apply the teaching to your life. The commentary comes from a book called the Degel Machaneh Efraim and the lessons are translated and written by Rabbi Sam Feinsmith.
The normal cost of received a year of weekly texts is $240. For those who cannot afford the full cost, they are offering a special fee of only $50. In addition, he is offering to reimburse the reduced fee for anyone who wants to participate but for whom the reduced cost would be a financial burden.
For more information about registration, the the author of the commentator, please contact Rabbi Krishef.