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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Los Gatos
Lehrhaus Talmud Circle: Tractate Ta’anit – Acts of God: Religious Responses to Natural Disasters
Rabbinic tales of drought, disaster, and charismatic holy men illuminate critical questions about power, ethics, and ecology in Jewish late antiquity. Through a reading of the Babylonian Talmud tractate Ta’anit (on fasts in response to drought) we will discuss how the Talmud challenges Deuteronomy’s claim that virtue can assure abundance and that misfortune is an unambiguous sign of divine rebuke.
Students must purchase the Koren Talmud Bavli Noé, Vol.12: Ta’anit/Megilla, Hebrew/English, print (several versions) or PDF.
While the majority of participants are continuing students, anyone may join. If you are new to the study of Talmud, we recommend that you participate in our A Special Morning with the Talmud and the Zohar introductory session. Sunday September 16, 10:00 at the Jewish Community Library in San Francisco. This program is free, however, please register in advance so that we can plan accordingly.
If you have questions, please contact Abra Greenspan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sundays, October 21, November 11, December 16, January 27, February 24, March 17, April 28, May 19, June 2
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$225 your contribution for faculty and staff support
$180 your contribution for faculty
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|Oct 21||10:00 AM–12:00 PM||Sun||APJCC||Rabbi Jennifer Clayman|
|Nov 11||10:00 AM–12:00 PM||Sun||OFJCC||Rabbi Jennifer Clayman|
|Dec 16||10:00 AM–12:00 PM||Sun||APJCC||Rabbi Jennifer Clayman|
|Jan 27||10:00 AM–12:00 PM||Sun||APJCC||Rabbi Jennifer Clayman|
|Feb 24||10:00 AM–12:00 PM||Sun||APJCC||Rabbi Jennifer Clayman|
|Mar 17||10:00 AM–12:00 PM||Sun||APJCC||Rabbi Jennifer Clayman|
|Apr 28||10:00 AM–12:00 PM||Sun||APJCC||Rabbi Jennifer Clayman|
|May 19||10:00 AM–12:00 PM||Sun||APJCC||Rabbi Jennifer Clayman|
|Jun 02||10:00 AM–12:30 PM||Sun||Jewish Community Library||Rabbi Jennifer Clayman|
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center
14855 Oka Road Suite 201
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
The Library is located between Scott and Pierce on the campus of the Jewish Community High School. There is a free and secure parking garage accessible from Pierce Street; buzz the intercom, announce that you’re coming to the Library, and the gate will go up. For more information call (415) 567-3327.
Oshman Family JCC
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Jen Clayman joined the Lehrhaus faculty in 2016. She is a rabbi with over two decades of experience in Jewish education and communal life, and she especially loves teaching adults. A resident of the Bay Area since 2008, she lives in Mountain View with her husband and children.