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Masorti Kollel

Past Sessions
Wednesday, 29 July, 2020 8 Av 5780 - 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM - online
Wednesday, 22 July, 2020 1 Av 5780 - 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM - online
Wednesday, 15 July, 2020 23 Tammuz 5780 - 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM - online
Wednesday, 8 July, 2020 16 Tammuz 5780 - 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM - online
Wednesday, 1 July, 2020 9 Tammuz 5780 - 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM - online

The Kollel is a weekly 3 hour Talmud class that takes place Wednesday mornings at NNLS - and more recently online via Zoom. This year we are studying the 6th chapter of Tractate Brachot - which deals with Prayer and Blessings.

In the class we analyse the Talmudic text in-depth, looking that history and development of the text to understand not only what it says but why it says those things. We also try to understand how it has been understood by the commentators through the ages. English translations of the key texts are available. Participants should have some background knowledge of the Talmud, or to be willing to engage with sometimes unfamiliar material. Newcomers are welcome and we will help you develop the necessary skills to study Talmud.

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Phone in: 203 481 5237
Meeting ID: 195 211 894

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KOLLEL Intensive Jewish Learning from Masorti Judaism

The Masorti Kollel, offers high level study for learners who want to grapple with Jewish texts in their original language. Our goal is not to teach about Judaism, but for learners to become independent readers of the tradition.

The Kollel takes place on Wednesday mornings at New North London Synagogue and is a 3 hour intense Talmud experience. We study the text in depth – with an emphasis on understanding every word and every commentary. Most participants in the Kollel haven’t studied Talmud in depth before. Many participants use English translations which are always available. Our discussion is about the meaning of the Talmudic debate – not the grammar or the vocabulary. Most people enjoy this discussion and find over time that their familiarity with the Talmud really grows.

The Talmud course is taught by Rabbi Chaim Weiner.

This year (2019-20) we are going to be studying the 6th chapter of tractate Brachot. The subject is Prayers and Blessings. Focusing on a close analysis of the Talmudic text to understand not only what the text says, but also why it says those things, we will be concentrating on both the history and the social context of the Talmud and Mishnah.

COST: £499 for the whole year
This price is highly subsidised. Additional scholarships are available for people for whom this cost is an obstacle. Students who are able to are also invited to make an additional contribution to help us cover costs.

Click here for details and to enroll.

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