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Talmud Study Group via Zoom

Upcoming Sessions

1. Wednesday, June 23, 2021 13 Tammuz 5781

10:00 AM - 11:30 AMZoom

2. Wednesday, June 30, 2021 20 Tammuz 5781

10:00 AM - 11:30 AMZoom
Past Sessions
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 6 Tammuz 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 29 Sivan 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 22 Sivan 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 15 Sivan 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8 Sivan 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 1 Sivan 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 23 Iyar 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 16 Iyar 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9 Iyar 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2 Iyar 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 25 Nisan 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 18 Nisan 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11 Nisan 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 4 Nisan 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 26 Adar 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 19 Adar 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12 Adar 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 5 Adar 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 28 Sh'vat 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 21 Sh'vat 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 14 Sh'vat 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7 Sh'vat 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 29 Tevet 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 22 Tevet 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Zoom
Talmud study has been going at Temple Emanu-El for many years, and we’d love you to you join us! We meet, currently on Zoom, Wednesdays from 10-11:30a.m. No experience necessary—just an interest in learning more about this important fundamental text of rabbinic Judaism. There are no Talmudic experts in the group; even those of us who have attended for years are far from expert, but we have continued attending because it’s both interesting and fun.
 
We have been studying Sanhedrin—the tractate concerning jurisdiction, criminal law and punishments. We will soon be finishing the 6 chapters contained in Part 1 of the book we purchased and will then start Part 2 containing chapters 7-11, whose topics are outlined below. The volume we will use is the Koren Talmud Bavli, Noe Edition, Sanhedrin Part 2 by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, which is available from Amazon.
 
We do not know exactly when we will complete Part 1 but we expect it probably to be in November. If you are possibly interested in joining us, contact Steve Shawl (stephen.shawl@comcast.net), and we can let you know when we are ready to start Part 2.
 
Here are the chapters:
7. The 4 types of capital punishments, details of crimes which merit stoning (in fact stoning was only actually done if the convict survived being dropped off a 5-meter cliff first)
8. The rebellious son, and other crimes for which the offender is killed before committing the actual prohibition, and the commandments which Jews are to die before violating.
9. Details of crimes meriting capital punishment by burning (actually the pouring of hot lead down the throat, the Sadducee heretics instead used burning at the stake) or beheading; auxiliary punishments
10. Details of crimes meriting capital punishment by strangulation (i.e. hanging)
11. The World to Come and who does not receive it.
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