Sinat Chinam Satire
What does S.Y. Agnon’s satire of baseless hatred teach us about the state of Jewish affairs today? What’s our prospect for repair and return? Join Rabbi Jeffrey Saks as he explores this topic.
Classes this Tisha B’Av are dedicated in the memory of Nachman ben Gedaliya HaCohen and Miriam bat Avraham by their families.
לע”נ נחמן בן גדליה הכהן ומרים בת אברהם מאת משפחתם
Rabbi Jeffrey Saks is the founding director of ATID – The Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions in Jewish Education, in Jerusalem, and its WebYeshiva.org program. He is the Editor of the journal Tradition, Series Editor of The S.Y. Agnon Library at The Toby Press, and Director of Research at the Agnon House in Jerusalem. He was formerly on the faculties of the YU High School for Girls in New York, and in Israel at Yeshivat Hamivtar, Yeshivat Ohr Yerushalayim, Machon Gold, and currently teaches at Midreshet Amudim. A three-time graduate of Yeshiva University (BA, MA, Semicha), Rabbi Saks has published widely on Jewish thought, education, and literature (see www.webyeshiva.org/rabbisaks).