When do we use our intuition to create new law?
Explore issues of trust, poverty, and communal responsibility in the Talmud. This class will use methods inspired by SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva to learn a sugya (unit of Talmud) on Bava Batra 9a. We’ll be learning in the original Hebrew and Aramaic in order to join in the conversation with the rabbinic sages. Participants will need their alef-bet, but no other knowledge required – newcomers to text study are welcome!
Note: This course has been postponed, we will update this page when it has been rescheduled.
Sunday 16 April 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.
Sunday 23 April 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.
Sunday 30 April 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.
Sunday 7 May 2.00 – 4.00 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).
Jessica Spencer is a Hebrew College-SVARA Talmud Pedagogy Fellow and co-founder of Azara. She has taught in various spaces including synagogues, Limmud, and as the teaching assistant for Talmud Skills at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. Jessica is a fourth-year rabbinical student at Hebrew College and also learns with Rabbi Daniel Landes at the Yashrut Institute. When not learning, she swims, reads, and muses on the best recipe for hot chocolate.