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in genre "Talmud / Mishna / Gemara"

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Avivah Zornberg

Avivah Zornberg has been teaching Torah for the past 30 years at Jewish, academic & psychoanalytic settings around the world, & is the author of five acclaimed books on Tanach.

Judy Klitsner

Judy Klitsner, a senior lecturer at Pardes in Jerusalem, teaches Bible in an engaging, interactive style. She is the author of the acclaimed "Subversive Sequels in the Bible."

Miriam Anzovin

Miriam Anzovin is a writer, visual artist, and creator of the viral “Daf Reactions” series on Tiktok. She exists at the intersection of Sefaria and Sephora.

Rachel Sharansky Danziger

Rachel is a Jerusalem-born writer, speaker, and lover of juxtapositions. She blogs about life in Israel, parenting, storytelling in the Bible...And the places where they intersect.

Tova Hartman

Tova Hartman, a founder of Shira Hadasha, lectures widely on Judaism & feminism, religious innovation, prayer, & marginalization of the other in Jewish tradition.

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Raphael Zarum

Rabbi Zarum is Dean of the London School of Jewish Studies and has a doctorate in Theoretical Physics. He specialises in wildly innovative and meaningful readings of Jewish sources

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Aaron Leibowitz

Founding Rabbi of Chuppot, providing weddings in Israel outside the Rabanut. Former Jerusalem City Council Member. Inspirational teacher, Feminist, Storyteller and Troublemaker.

David Starr

David Starr directs Tzion, and is a Research Associate at Brandeis. He served as Scholar in Residence at Gann Academy. David is writing a biography of Solomon Schechter.

Gila Fine

Gila Fine teaches Aggada at Pardes, exploring the Talmud's stories through philosophy, literary criticism, psychoanalysis and pop-culture. She is editor in chief of Maggid Books.

Margie Cella

Rabbi Cella, in a second career, tells the story of converting to Judaism, with her husband and 2 children, and ultimate ordination at JTS, and also speaks on Bible and Talmud.

Pinchas Landis

Using humor, history, and a little Jewish know-how, Rabbi Landis motivates, inspires, and entertains audiences worldwide always leaving listeners wanting more.

Rahel Berkovits

Rahel Berkovits is an expert on women and Judaism, author of "A Daughter's Recitation of Mourner's Kaddish," and a teacher of Mishnah, Talmud, and Halakha at the Pardes Institute.

Shai Cherry

Shai Cherry is a Conservative rabbi with a doctorate in Jewish Thought. He is an authority on Judaism & Darwinism, Torah interpretations, and the philosophy of halakhah.

Simi Peters

Simi Peters, author of Learning to Read Midrash, is an internationally acclaimed Jewish educator and speaker. Her interactive style is warm, inclusive and intellectually engaging.

Tzemah Yoreh

As a Bible scholar and poet, Dr. Rabbi Tzemah most enjoys surprising people as they discover sides of the Bible they never knew and inspiring audiences with new prayers.

Yonatan Neril

Rabbi Yonatan Neril founded and directs The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development and its Jewish Eco Seminars branch. He speaks internationally on faith and ecology.