Hot Off the Shtender

Hot Off the Shtender is a weekly blog that explores texts and reflections from the bet midrash. Lovingly referred to as “HOTS,” this is a SVARA resource you won’t want to miss.

A screenshot of our final conversation during the Unrecognizable Future. A black slide can be seen on the left side of the screen which reads, "Seeding What's Next: Welcome, y'all! We'll be starting shortly." On the right side is a still image of our host Maggid Marques Hollie, smiling and looking off to the side of the camera.

Seeding What’s Next

For the last month, we’ve been captivated by the speakers who shared their time and their torah during The Unrecognizable…
A screenshot of the panelists who joined us on Sunday's installment of the Unrecognizable Jewish Future, including Rabbi Mónica Gomery, Rabbi Elliot Kukla, and Dr. Koach Baruch Frazier. Also on screen are the event host Marques Hollie as well as our ASL captioner Deborah Gorra Barash.

Creating New Precedents

This week brought another unforgettable installment of The Unrecognizable Jewish Future, a four-part conversation series designed to explore the evolving role…
A screenshot of the panelists who joined us for the first installment of the Conversation Series, including Rabbi Benay Lappe, Rabbi Jill Hammer, Joy Ladin, and Shahanna McKinney-Baldon. Also present are host Marques Hollie and ASL Interpreter Debra Gorra Barash. Everyone is smiling and there is a joyful energy present.

Reading Ourselves Into History

This week we welcomed the very first installment of The Unrecognizable Jewish Future, a four-part conversation series designed to explore…
A chanukiyah burns brightly with all candles lit. They alternate between red and orange candles.

This is Chanukah

Throughout Chanukah, SVARA’s Mishnah Collective has been doing a deep dive into a classic dispute on Shabbat 21B between Bet…