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JUNE 26-27 


Rachel Keren will be our scholar in residence June 26-27.


Rachel Keren received her BA and MA from Hebrew University in Jewish Philosophy and History. She is a graduate of the School for Educational Leadership of the Mandel Foundation in Jerusalem (2000-2001). From 1982 until 1999, she taught at "Shaked" High school, a regional school of the Kibbutz Hadati movement in Sde Eliahu. She also she served as a Jewish education adviser and created Jewish studies programs for Hebrew schools in Amsterdam for 3 years and served as the head of the Midrasha of the Kibbutz Hadati in Ein Hanatziv for 5 years. She is currently a senior lecturer of the Midrasha and the Director of Educational Development. Since September of 2006, she has been chair of "Kolech," a forum of religious feminist women in Israel. 


The Schedule is as follows: 

  • Friday Night 7:00pm tfila and talk: R. Rephael Aharon Ben Shimon – the chief Rabbi of Egypt between 1890-1920 and his halachic solution for Agunot – most interesting, astonishing and very actual.
  • Saturday morning 8:15am tfila and talk #2: Between Halacha and Meta-halacha; 
  • Saturday Afternoon 7:45pm tfila and talk #3: Shiur in Midrash. 

Thank you to our current Sponsors:

  • Connie and Alan Kadish
  • The Elias Family in  appreciation for the opportunities for intellectual discourse afforded by institutions like Davar and Ein HaNatziv.
  • Tamar and Dov Kahane
  • Sheryl and Bruce Schainker
  • Gila Leiter and James Lavin in honor of Rachel Keren, outstanding scholar and mentor, and for the yahrzeit of Gila's father, Rabbi Israel Leiter on 19 Tammuz
  • Naomi Oppenheim, in honor of her daughter Zahava Stern, who learned at Ein HaNatziv with Rachel Keren, and who just graduated from Northeastern Law School
  • Rochelle Bukatman & Harry Tropp in honor of Susan and Larry

Additional sponsors are welcome and encouraged.

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October 16-17


Professor Moshe Halbertal will be our scholar in residence once again.



November 6-7


Rabbi Dov Linzer will return as our Scholar in Residence November 6-7 for 3 exceptional talks at the usual times.



Motzash, November 7


In addition, that motsei shabbat, Davar will host a live recording of Joy of Text.


The Joy of Text is a monthly podcast about Judaism, sexuality, and the intersection of the two. Co-hosted by Rabbi Dov Linzer and Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus and moderated by Ramie Smith, this podcast features in-depth conversations by rabbinic and medical experts about subjects that you’ll almost never hear discussed anywhere else, even online. Each episode also includes answers to questions from listeners like you.

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November 20-21


Rabbi Daniel Sperber will be our Scholar in Residence November 20-21.



Wed, 1 July 2015 14 Tammuz 5775