Friday, February 25, 2011
Happenings at the Yeshiva
In the Beit Midrash, Students continued learning Shabbat and Kashrut, with the Shabbat students progressing in their learning of bishul, cooking and its associated rabbinic prohibitions, and the Kashrut students turning to the major sugya of chatikha na'asit neveila, how when a piece of food absorbs non-kosher food, the entire food transforms to be considered forbidden. Two mini-series also ended this week: Rabbi Blanchard's lunch-and-learn class on the Sfas Emes on Lekh Lekha, focusing on the themes of chosenness and revelation; and R. Manny Vinas' 3-part series on Emergency Safrut skills.
As part of our Kehila Kedosha program, second-year students left today to spend an extended weekend with the senior rabbi of a synagogue in one of the more outlying communities. One group went to Berkeley, CA, to spend Shabbat with R. Yonatan Cohen (YCT 2006), and a second group went to Nashville, TN, to spend Shabbat with R. Saul Strosberg (YCT 2005). We look forward to welcoming them back next week, and are certain that this weekend will be one of expanding their boundaries and growing their professional skills.