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The Gatehouse: Communal Dynamics in Bava Batra

Upcoming Sessions

1. Monday, July 29, 2024 23 Tammuz 5784

6:30 PM - 8:00 PMASBI

2. Monday, August 19, 2024 15 Av 5784

8:00 PM - 9:30 PMASBI

3. Monday, August 26, 2024 22 Av 5784

8:00 PM - 9:30 PMASBI
Past Sessions
Monday, July 22, 2024 16 Tammuz 5784 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - ASBI
Monday, July 15, 2024 9 Tammuz 5784 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - ASBI

The Talmud in Bava Batra (roughly pages 7-12) explores a number of complex communal questions and dynamics that puzzled the rabbis then and still resonate today:

-How long does it take to become a part of a community?
-Where is the line between accessibility and security?
-How much charity should be given?
-Who is exempt from communal obligations?

Each week, we will delve into a sugya [Talmudic section] that explores one of these questions. This class will include an introduction as well as chevruta-study time to work through a particular text and commentaries. While previous experience studying Talmud is recommended, key vocabulary will be provided with translations of key sources available as well. Participants are encouraged to use whatever version of the Talmud they feel most comfortable learning from.

We'll meet for 3 Mondays in July (7/15, 7/22, 7/29) from 6:30 - 8 PM and in 2 Mondays in August (8/19 & 8/26) from 8 - 9:30 PM. Please register below.

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