The Rabbis of the Haggada (Feb 14, 21, 28, March 6)
Who were the Rabbis we read about every year on Passover? Join Rabbi Ross in exploring the Rabbis of the Haggada through understanding various sugyas in the Gemara Pesachim.
Throughout the course, students will also gain a basic understanding of the nature of Torah shebaal Peh (oral law), as well as develop textual skills.
The Rabbis of the Haggada (Feb 14, 21, 28, March 6): Lesson 1
Dear all As people go throught the haggadah, even if they really enjoy it, the Rabbis mentioned tend to just be names we read. I hope that in this shiur we will get to three dimensionalize some of these great leaders and get their ‘backstory’ by looking at one gemara a week. Also, you will hopefully have some pretty cool stories to share at your next seder! We kicked off this series learning where the famous line of Rabbi Elazar ben Azariah: I am like a man of 70 comes from, and also learned about rebeliion, power and a facinating period of Jewish history! See you next week! RJR
The Rabbis of the Haggada (Feb 14, 21, 28, March 6): Lesson 2
Dear all This evening we will take a look at Rabbi Eliezer, one of the greatest sages of all time. You know him as just a name in the hagada, but by the end of shiur you will forever link his name with Torah she bal peh, halacha and unity of the Jewish people. Looking forward to seeing you soon RJR
The Rabbis of the Haggada (Feb 14, 21, 28, March 6): Lesson 3
The Rabbis of the Haggada (Feb 14, 21, 28, March 6): Lesson 4
After receiving an advanced double BA in History and Philosophy from Dalhousie University (Canada) Rabbi Joshua Ross spent eight years learning in Israel. Following his decision to join the Orthodox Union's Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus, Rabbi Ross returned to the US with his family where he worked at Cornell as the OUJLIC Rabbi for three years, and then went to work as the OUJLIC Rabbi at Princeton University for three more years. Continuing his affiliation with OUJLIC, but on an administrative level, he is the Deputy Director for the OU’s JLIC. In his spare time Rabbi Ross is a powerlifter and strength and conditioning coach.