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 group of SVARA-niks in the distance sit at a wooden table. Because they are so far away, it is hard to see them. They are sitting in front of a large tree which takes up most of the image, with green leaves and pink flowers.

Take Off Your Shoes

Take off your shoes from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground. –Ex. 3:5 These…
A SVARA-nik, sitting over their Talmud, high-fives their chevruta, whose back is to the camera.

We’re All OK

I have, over the past weeks and months, made an increasing number of minor mistakes, and contributed rambling, nonsensical ideas…