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Chaburah Spotlight: Ariel Adler

campsports July 22, 2014

Ariel Adler is spending his first summer in Camp Sports. Last summer, he was a counselor at Camp HASC. Ariel is from Edison, New Jersey and went to JEC for high school. After spending two years studying in Jerusalem at Yeshivat Torat Shraga, Ariel then moved on to Yeshiva University, where he will be a junior in the fall.
The members of Ariel’s chaburah are Andrew Korman (Detroit, MI) and Shimmy Socol (Kew Gardens Hills, NY). The chaburah’s focus is on the rationale of mitzvos. After the chaburah tests their knowledge of the basic laws of the mitzvah they are studying, they go through various Rishonim’s opinions on the reason for each mitzvah. The Rishonim they study include the Rambam, Ramban, Sefer Hachinuch, Abarbanel, Ibn Ezra among many others. So far, the chaburah has covered all the mitzvos of Sefer Bereishis, and is currently covering the many mitzvos of Parshas Kedoshim. Every Friday, Andrew and Shimmy get to choose a mitzvah from anywhere in the Torah that they want to explore.
“By learning the reasons for so many mitzvos, I gain a greater appreciation for the mitzvos I am striving to perform every day.” –Shimmy Socol