Starts Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm — Join Rabbi Harry for a lunch hour opportunity to delve into the world of Talmudic sages and explore foundational Jewish text in a supportive, intellectually honest and spiritual environment.
To launch our exploration of Jewish ethical thought, we will study the Mishnaic tractate Berakhot, which focuses primarily on three liturgical categories:
(1) the Shema;
(2) the Tefillah;
(3) Miscellaneous blessings to be recited on specified occasions, especially on the enjoyment of food and other physical pleasures.
Guided by Rabbi Harry, we will develop an understanding of Talmudic logic, and an appreciation for how Talmudic thought has guided Jews up to the present day in putting Torah into practice. While knowledge of Hebrew and Hebrew texts is not essential and drop-in learners are always welcome, we recommend that participants attend regularly, so that they can cultivate an appreciation for the subject.
The Mishnah tractate Berakhot can be accessed at Sefaria
Weekly at Congregation Emanu-El on Tuesdays, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, for 8 weeks beginning October 29.