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Ben Greenfield

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Ben Greenfield leads the Jewish community of waterfront North Brooklyn. As Rabbi of the Greenpoint Shul, an inclusive Orthodox shul in historic/hipster/Hasidic-adjacent Greenpoint, Ben creates Jewish spaces that are inviting, warm, and rooted in serious Torah study. Ben trained at Yeshivat Har Etzion, Yeshiva University, Oxford, Johns Hopkins, and as a Tikvah and Wexner Fellow, before receiving Semikhah from YCT. He's the host of the Peninei Halacha Podcast, and teaches widely in Brooklyn and the Upper West Side.

The Customs of Sefirah aren’t about Mourning. They are about Quarantine.

Ben Greenfield looks at the similarity between Sefirah observances and quarantine, and suggests a new way to understand the connection.

Reeding Between the Lines: Parallels Across the Yam Suf and Baby Moshe Narratives

Ben Greenfield examines the curious parallels between the stories of Moshe in the ark and the splitting of the sea.

Was God Angry at Sarah?

Ben Greenfield God isn’t angry with Sarah, when she laughs at the idea of birthing a child in her old age (Gen. 18:12-15). God is...

Looking for a Way to Commemorate Yom Ha-Shoah?

Ben Greenfield presents Yeshivat Chovevei Torah's liturgy for commemorating Yom HaShoah.

Shemot: The Book Without Names

Ben Greenfield calls attention to a crucial, but unnoticed feature of the early narratives in Exodus.

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