The Faculty of Jewish Studies
The Office of the Campus Rabbi
Daf Parashat Hashavua
(Study Sheet on the Weekly Torah Portion)
Basic Jewish Studies Unit
Greetings from the President of the University
Inaugurating the Tenth Year of Bar-Ilan University's
Parashat Hashavua Study Center
Parashat Bereishit 5762
I wish to take the opportunity to thank everyone whose dedicated efforts
have made this "Daf Parashat Hashavua" an international success: the Faculty
of Jewish Studies, the Campus Rabbi, the International Center for Jewish
Identity, the Center for IT & IS (which maintains the "Daf" web site and circulates
it by email); and especially to Mrs. Rachel Hacohen (editor of the lecture
series), Dr. Zemach Kaisar (language editor), Dr. Yitzhak Gottlieb (editor
of the English editions), Mrs. Rachel Rowen (translator), and Dr. Shlomo
Sela and Mr. Baruch David Kaufman of the Center for IT & IS.
In particular, I thank all members of the Bar-Ilan University faculty who
have contributed their knowledge and expertise to this unique Torah study
series. They have given eloquent expression to the unique synthesis of
Torah study and scientific research for which Bar-Ilan stands.
The second volume of A Divinely Given Torah, the book of collected
essays from this Parashat Hashavua series, is to be published this fall,
sponsored by the President's Fund for Torah and Science. I thank Prof.
Aryeh Frimer and Rabbi Shlomo Pick for their excellent work in editing
the new volume.
Tovah to all.