Opening the Beit Midrash
Azara is a new initiative creating Jewish text learning for everyone in the UK.
Talmud Class: Food in Paradise
What did Adam and Eve eat (before the apple)?
Join Rabbi Joel Levy in this three-part class to explore how different generations of sages conceptualised the ideal relationship between humans and the natural world. We will look at how the Talmud weaves biblical sources to imagine and re-imagine paradise before the eating of the forbidden fruit. This series is for beginners to intermediates in Talmud, and will encourage reading sources in their original languages.
Learn with Azara
Azara offers classes and intensives on Jewish texts, so that beginners and rabbis alike can gain new insights.
Azara was formed from two grassroots groups, Open Talmud Project and Pop-Up Beit Midrash. We’re coming together from across the community because we think the Torah belongs to everyone.
Azara is committed to providing immersive opportunities to learn, starting with our month-long Summer Programme next year in Edinburgh.
Help us grow the Beit Midrash
Azara would be nothing without our friends, volunteers, and donors. If you want to make Torah learning possible in the UK, we need your help. Whether it’s a spare afternoon or a few pounds, we can’t do it without you. Regardless of your contribution, you’ll be welcome to learn with us, because we’re making the Beit Midrash open to everyone.
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