Join Azara and Leah Rosenthal to prepare for Yom Kippur. We will study together a Talmudic discussion of the Biblical commandment of “inui nefesh” (self affliction) as a core observance of the day of Yom Kippur, the day of purification and atonement. As we follow the Talmud’s discourse regarding the practical definitions and details of this practice, we will also search for the underlying concepts and ideas reflected in the discussion, in order to gain further insight into the conceptual context for the practice of fasting on Yom Kippur.
The text, and some guiding questions for study, will be sent out several days before the class to enable hevruta preparation for the shiur.
Thursday 21 September 6.30 – 7.30 p.m.
This class will take place on Zoom. A link will be sent to those who register for the class. All times are in British Summer Time (BST). Booking will close on 18 September to allow time for participants to prepare in chevruta (paired study) for the class.
Leah Rosenthal holds a B.A. in Talmud and Jewish Philosophy and an M.A. in Jewish Education, both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She has been teaching Talmud at Pardes for over twenty years and still enjoys doing so. She combines her teaching at Pardes with teaching at the nearby Pelech High School for Girls and raising, with her husband, their five children.