Tanya white is an International lecturer, writer and educator with a focus on Tanach and Contemporary Jewish Thought. She is a graduate of the Matan Hasharon Scholars programme. She holds a Bsc from LSE in International Relations and an MA in Jewish studies and philosophy from LSJS and SOAS London. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Jewish Philosophy at Bar Ilan University. She lectures to diverse audiences in Israel and Abroad, driven by a passion to exchange insights on the most pressing topics facing the modern Jewish world. Tanya has published numerous articles in books and on social media. Tanya is the mother of four daughters and lives with her husband and family on a Moshav in central Israel.
A little bit about me personally and this Blog:
My husband Ian and I moved to Israel thirteen years ago from London. We live in a Moshav and have four inquisitive and vivacious daughters. Being a mother, living in this incredible land, reading as much as time allows, teaching, learning and living with all the complexity that life throws at us informs and peppers much of my thinking. I am frequently amazed how life provides a tapestry of experiences and insights that when weaved together create a complex web of unique,authentic and raw beauty and meaning which I endeavour to integrate into my writing and teaching.
This blog is a tentative attempt at expressing these ideas. My search is for an authentic, honest approach to Torah that addresses the contemporary challenges that our unprecedented era poses. These challenges are opportunities to engage in a deeper, novel and more committed judaism that can speak to us in a postmodern time. It has been cathartic, enlightening, frustrating and redeeming to finally put pen to paper, or more accurately fingertips to keypad. I hope that you will enjoy the blog and I encourage any feedback both positive and positively critical! Happy reading, thinking and above all questioning.