On Thursday nights, we are privileged to host Sha'alvim's Rosh Yeshiva or another member of the greater Sha'alvim faculty for a weekly "Sichat Ram'im." This week we were privileged to welcome Rav Aryeh Leibowitz. Rav Leibowitz discussed the practical and spiritual ramifications of preparing for Shabbat.
We are grateful to Rav Leibowitz for giving of his time to share words of Torah and inspiration.
Rav Leibowitz is the S'gan Menahel of the Moty Hornstein Overseas Program at Yeshivat Sha'alvim. He has written numerous Torah articles and is the author of the book 'Hasgacha Pratis: An Exploration of Divine Providence and Free Will'
We were privileged to welcome Rav Moshe Benovitz on Tuesday to deliver a guest shiur. Rav Benovitz discussed the seemingly contradictory aspects of Avraham Avinu's eternal contributions to Klal Yisrael. On the one hand, Avraham is the consummate theologian who discovered and developed the monumental notion of monotheism. On the other hand, Avraham was the ultimate "people-person" who embodied and perfected the art of Chessed. Through careful analysis and clear arguments, Rav Benovitz discussed how those two seemingly disparate ideas are really one and the same.
We are grateful to Rav Benovitz for giving of his time to share words of Torah and inspiration.
Rav Benovitz is a Rebbe and Director of Admissions at Yeshivat Reishit Yerushalayim in Beit Shemesh.
Sha’alvim for Women, we are very proud of our incredible faculty. From time to
time on this blog, we highlight some of these SFW tremendous mechanchim
Eliezer Schenkolewsky studied at Yeshivat Shaalvim's Hesder and Keter Yehoshua
Kollel programs before receiving ordination from Israel's Chief Rabbinate. Rabbi
Schenkolewsky serves on several rabbinical courts and has published numerous
articles. A highly versatile educator who has taught the full range of Jewish
subjects, Rabbi Schenkolewsky is best known as one of Israel's
leading Tanach scholars. He also serves as the Assistant Principal of
Shaalvim's David and Golda Lander College of Education and holds the rank of
captain (res.) in the Israel Defense Forces. Rabbi Schenkolewsky is currently
the Rabbi of Nofei Aviv - a community in Beit Shemesh.
This past Tuesday, we had the zechut to welcome Rav Yammer back to Sha'alvim for Women. Rav Yammer is no stranger to SFW: he was instrumental in founding our school in 2004 and has been a teacher here since then. He is taking this semester off from teaching at SFW. Nonetheless he is more than involved with our students: for example, he hosts our Shana Bet students in his home every week in a unique and unforgettable "Bayit Cham."
On Tuesday, Rav Yammer delivered the Guest Speaker Shiur to our entire student body and he addressed the issue of Simcha, as expressed in Sukkot (z'man simchateinu) and our obligation to bring that simcha in Cheshvan.
We look forward to seeing Rav Yammer a lot this semester and to welcoming him back to our faculty in the spring, iy"H