Talmud Class 5783 (Library and Zoom)
Punishments In Search of Crimes & Wisdom for Developing Moral Citizenship
Wednesdays, 7:30 pm, beginning October 26, 2022
Exercise your mind and mine insights from the world of our Sages. Join the Or Zarua Talmud class this year on Wednesday nights over ZOOM or in person for further exploration of Masekhet Makkot – so relevant to big questions of modern societies and our lives. When does someone get a “get out of jail free” card? What does a criminal justice system look like in the Rabbis’ mind and what are the value concepts it functions with that inform modern systems of punishment and/or rehabilitation? Along the way there are always expansive discussions about familiar and not so familiar Jewish customs and culture, and anyone with any background adds to our class. Class meets 7:30 – 9pm most Wednesdays. Check the calendar and eblasts for exact schedule.