Authors Posts by Liz Shayne

Liz Shayne

Liz Shayne loves old books in new forms, studies how Halakhah and technology work together, and is a teacher committed to the idea that studying Torah can and must be for everyone. Currently, she serves as the Director of Academic Affairs at Maharat and puts her doctorate in literature to good use designing interactive shiurim. She has been the recipient of multiple fellowships, as well as an autism diagnosis, and dreams of building a space for autistic Jews to gather and share how their autism informs and deepens their relationship with Judaism. She lives in Riverdale with her husband and two kids and can be reached at

The First Yeshiva Exile

Reading R. Eliezer b. Hyrcanus and Shammai through an autistic lens, Liz Shayne explores how uncompromising, righteous anger can find a place in the beit midrash.