Today is November 18, 2018 -

Talmudic Arguments Class

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Date(s) - 11/28/2018
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

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Class Itinerary

Tuesdays

  • 9/25 – Berakhot 2a: when do we read Sh’ma
  • 10/2 – Berakhot 19b-20a: When divine commands threaten human dignity (2x)
  • 10/9 – Bava Kamma 27a: a man falls off a ladder… (the craziest legal case)
  • 10/16 – No Class
  • 10/23 – Bava Kamma 83b-84a: rabbinic interpretation of “eye for an eye”
  • 10/30 – Bava Metzia 59b: Tanur shel Akhnai, the Akhnai Oven (3x)
  • 11/6 – Gittin 55b-56a: the story of the destruction of the Temple (Kamtza and bar Kamtza)
  • 11/13 – Gittin 60a-b: how was the Torah given, scroll-by-scroll or all at once?
  • 11/20 – Megilla 25a: Forbidden Torah: Verses that are written but should not be read
  • 11/27 – Menahot 29b: Moshe at the back of Rabbi Akiva’s class
  • 12/4 – Sanhedrin 71a-71b: The rebellious son, a paradigmatic difficult text
  • 12/11 – Sukkah 29b-30a: Can one perform a mitzvah with something stolen?
  • 12/18 – Ta’anit 21-22: What ordinary people do to earn a place in the World to Come

Wednesdays

  • 10/3 – Berakhot 2a: when do we read Sh’ma
  • 10/10 – Berakhot 19b-20a: When divine commands threaten human dignity (2x)
  • 10/17 – No Class
  • 10/24 – Bava Kamma 83b-84a: rabbinic interpretation of “eye for an eye”
  • 10/31 – Bava Metzia 59b: Tanur shel Akhnai, the Akhnai Oven (3x)
  • 11/7 – Gittin 55b-56a: the story of the destruction of the Temple (Kamtza and bar Kamtza)
  • 11/14 – Gittin 60a-b: how was the Torah given, scroll-by-scroll or all at once?
  • 11/21 – Megilla 25a: Forbidden Torah: Verses that are written but should not be read
  • 11/28 – Menahot 29b: Moshe at the back of Rabbi Akiva’s class
  • 12/5 – Sanhedrin 71a-71b: The rebellious son, a paradigmatic difficult text
  • 12/12 – No Class
  • 12/18 – Ta’anit 21-22: What ordinary people do to earn a place in the World to Come