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Making Sense of Gemara in the High School Classroom

Rabbi Tully Harcsztark, Rabbi Shmuel Hain and Dr. Jeffrey Rubenstein
July 21, 2023

This issue of INSIDE THE CONVERSATION features a conversation between Rabbi Harcsztark and Talmud professor Dr. Jeffrey Rubenstein about teaching gemara to high school students. This podcast offer an inside look at the important work of the Machon Siach Gemara Faculty Beit Midrash.

Rabbi Tully Harcsztark

Rabbi Tully Harcsztark

Rabbi Harcsztark is the Founding Principal of SAR High School and Dean of Machon Siach. He is the recipient of the 2017 Covenant Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.

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Rabbi Shmuel Hain

Rabbi Hain is Rosh Beit Midrash at SAR HS and Rabbi of YIOZ of North Riverdale/Yonkers. He recently served as the Daniel Jeremy Silver Fellow and as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University’s Center for Jewish Studies.

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Dr. Jeffrey Rubenstein

Dr. Jeffrey Rubenstein is one of the leading scholars in the field of Talmud study today. He is Skirball Professor of Talmud and Rabbinic Literature in the New York University Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies. His many books and dozens of articles focus on Talmudic stories, the development of Jewish law, the Sukkot festival, and various topics in Jewish liturgy and ethics. He is also a proud SAR HS parent, with two children who are SAR graduates and two children who are current students.

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