• August 9, 2022
  • 12 5782, Av
  • פרשת ואתחנן

The Erev Rav

The Erev Rav

The Torah mentions that when our ancestors left Egypt a “Mixed Multitude”-ערב רב- left with us. Join Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman and see what the commentators say about these people who joined us for the journey to freedom.

January 24, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Erev Rav: The Erev Rav
Class description

The ערב רב  are one of the most enigmatic groups to appear in the Torah. They are as mentioned by this appellation once, but after this mention they figure prominently in various Midrashim. So in these two meetings we will talk about the Erev Rav.

January 31, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Erev Rav: The Erev Rav
Class description

Hello Everyone,

In last week’s class we discussed the ערב רב- the “Mixed Multitude” who left Egypt with our ancestors . We saw that the sages identified the ערב רב  as the cause for both the sin of the Golden calf as well as being theאספסוף  or “rabble” who led the complaining about manna.

Today we will see what future awaits the ערב רב.

Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. In 1989 he began studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar and now studies and teaches at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.