A little bit about my professional background:
I have an undergraduate honours degree (BA) in International Relations from The London School of Economics and a post-graduate degree (MA) in Jewish Studies and Philosophy from The London University, UK. I am currently pursuing doctoral studies in Jewish Philosophy at The University of Bar Ilan, Israel. I am a graduate of Matan’s Ayanot Scholars Program in Raanana, Israel. I was an International Visiting Fellow at the London School of Jewish Studies and the Kinloss Kollel, both in London, UK. At present I teach courses in Jewish Philosophy and Tanach for Matan in Raanana, Zichron Yaakov, Chashmonaim and Tel Mond as well as giving lectures in Tel Aviv and other places around Israel.
A little bit about me personally and this Blog:
My husband and I moved to Israel almost ten years ago from London. We live in a Moshav and have four inquisitive and vivacious daughters! In my spare time, when not teaching, training for 10km runs or helping with homework, I’m thinking. These reflections will often be an amalgamation of books read, Torah learnt and topics taught, trying to form if not a cohesive flow of thought, at least a dialectical one.
This blog is a tentative attempt at expressing these ideas. My search is for an authentic and honest approach to Torah that can be combined with the important issues and dilemmas that arise in Jewish Philosophy and modern thought. 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.