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Adult Education 2022-23

Danish & D'rash

Shabbat mornings, about 30 minutes after the start of Kiddush-Lunch, Kronsberg Library, starting October 22

Come and explore the Torah portion in depth. Study the weekly highlights, commentaries, midrashim, contemporary ideas, and application of the text. Each week, about 30 minutes after our Kiddush-Lunch starts, bring your plate, and maybe an extra lechayim, and join us in the Kronsberg Library!

Talmud with Rabbi Ravski

Thursdays @ 6:30pm, ongoing, in-person and Zoom.

Navigate the Talmudic thought process in tractate Avodah Zarah (idol worship), one of the most controversial sections of the Talmud, which explores the limits of relationships between Jews and the larger ancient world in which they lived. The class will study in English, and copies of the text will be provided. If you would like to purchase your own volume, we will be using the Koren-Steinsaltz edition of Avodah Zarah (Volume 32 of the whole series). New students are always welcomed!

Techeilet: The Color of Tzitzit

Rabbi Ravski

Sunday, April 30 @ 12:45pm or Sunday May 14 @10:00am

One color stands above all others in the Torah, techeilet, a color almost indistinguishable from indigo, said to be the same color as the sky and water. It was such a prominent color because when the Torah speaks of tzitzit, the ritual fringes on the tallit (prayer shawl) one string is commanded to be techeilet. It was expensive, difficult to make, the color of royalty, and then…it disappeared. Learn all about the mitzvah of tzitzit, the history of this Biblical blue color, how it was lost and rediscovered. At the end of the class, we will learn how to tie tzitzit and, for those who would like, a set of techeilet tzitzit can be purchased ($55) via Rabbi Ravski here to add to and enhance your tallit.

Please note: this is a single class with two sessions offered on two different days/times.

Mon, May 29 2023 9 Sivan 5783