The Or Zarua Talmud Class, beginning its twenty-ninth consecutive year on October 18, 2017, is held on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 - 9:00 pm and is a highlight of Or Zarua's Education program.
This year we're studying the last chapter of Tractate Yom Kippur, delving into philosophical reflections on repentance, as well as practical questions dealing with the observance of the fast.
Anyone may join the class at any time; previous participation is not necessary.
No prior knowledge of Talmud, Hebrew, or Aramaic is required! Class discussion is in English.
If it's possible for you to do so, although you need not do so to attend the class, it's recommended that you acquire the ArtScroll Schottenstein Talmud volume containing the last chapter of Masekhet Yoma. The volume is available in both the full size and Daf Yomi size (content is identical but type is smaller in the Daf Yomi version). The ArtScroll item number is TYO2 for the full-size version, and DTYO2 for the Daf Yomi size. The volume can be acquired directly from ArtScroll at www.artscroll.com or any one of a variety of other online sources.
If you miss a class, or if you'd like to hear what our classes are like, feel free to listen to classes from the current season from the links below. Left-click on a file to play it or right-click and select "Save Target As..." to download the file to transfer to your phone, tablet, mp3 player or computer. In the meantime, feel free to enjoy classes from previous years using the links at the top of this page.
The Gates Are Unlocked: The Yom Kippur Experience in the Talmud:
October 18, 2017
Weekly Talmud Class with Rabbi Bolton - The Passover Seder in the Talmud: Wednesdays at 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Weekly Siddur Class with Rabbi Bolton: Thursdays from 8:40 - 9:40 am, in the Library following minyan