Our Torah & Talmud Study Group

Contributed by Sid Goldstein

It’s Saturday morning at Sof Ma’arav. The Torah scrolls have been rolled and put in place; the prayer books have been set up. The tallitot and yarmulkes have been put out. All is ready for Shabbat Services.

But first, it’s time for Torah & Talmud study.

Usually, 9 or 10 souls sit around the table in the Oneg Room. The blessing is said. Now, it’s time to delve into this week’s parsha or, during Talmud Study, look at some argument that the Rabbis have been having about Jewish law spanning over centuries. Each week, we switch back and forth. One Saturday we look at Torah, the next Saturday, it’s Talmud time.

Ours is not a static group. Whether it’s Gregg or Dina leading our discussion, Jay making a point of law, Fran making a literary reference, Sandy discovering a connection she had not seen before, Mat making a cogent pun, or me asking one of my pointed questions….ideas are flowing fast. If you enjoy quick and witty repartee, as well as serious interchanges about the meaning of Jewish history and Jewish law- this is the place to be.

We have cantors, attorneys, authors, professors, bankers, doctors, and many out of town visitors. At our table, everyone is welcome and all ideas (and their makers) are created equal.

Everyone talks, everyone laughs, everyone LEARNS.

This is an invitation. We have so many intelligent, well-read people in our Sof Ohana. If you’d like to bring a bit of your erudition, a sense of wonder, your natural Jewish argumentation skills and the twinkle in your eye, we would love to have you share in the fun.

TORAH & TALMUD STUDY: Saturday Mornings 9:15-10am in the Oneg Room.

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