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.

Maximizing Access to Learning

Throughout history, the Talmud has been accessible to just 1% of Jews. We believe in expanding the Talmud’s teaching to…
Laynie stands at the back of the bet midrash, their finger on their lips in a thinking pose. Bronwen and Jhos sit at tables in front of Laynie, learning with their respective chevrutas.

How We Question

I like to think that our fairy-Rabbi-ancestors would have been proud to watch their descendants witness the nomination of the…

Cripping the Torah

Cripping the Torah Thursdays, Nov. 8-Dec. 22 (skip Thanksgiving, Nov. 24)  | 2:00-4:00 PM ET | 1:00-3:00 PM CT |…