The Talmud of Relationships
The Talmud is the basis for Rabbinic Judaism. Compiled over the course of six centuries, it has been the center of Jewish study for 1400 years. It is the Oral Torah, interpreting the laws of the Written Torah into a new setting, which we still find relevant today. Even more significantly, it gives us the model of learning and inquiry that has allowed Judaism to respond to change across millennia. It teaches us a way to engage with our faith, our families, our communities, and our world. Inspired by Rabbi Amy Scheinerman’s book, which you can find on Amazon, we will study sections of the Talmud and discuss how they can inform our lives and relationships today. Each session will look at a different sugya (passage) from the Talmud. We will look at its context in the Talmud and in the historical context. We will also reference later commentaries on the passage and its Biblical connections.
Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00 p.m. on November 13, November 20, December 11, December 18, January 22, January 29, February 12, February 26, March 18, March 25, May 13 & May 20. There will be no classes in April in observance of Pesach.