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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Lunchtime Downtown San Francisco

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 abra@lehrhaus.org.

Schedule

# Sessions
28
Course dates
10 October 2018 – 02 June 2019
Tuition
$195 your contribution for faculty, staff support, and operation expenses
$175 your contribution for faculty

Please select one of the pricing options above.

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Oct 10 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Oct 17 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Nov 07 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Nov 14 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Nov 28 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Dec 05 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Dec 12 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Jan 09 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Jan 16 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Jan 23 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Jan 30 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Feb 06 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Feb 13 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Feb 20 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Feb 27 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Mar 06 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Mar 13 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Mar 20 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Mar 27 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Apr 03 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Apr 10 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Apr 17 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
May 01 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
May 08 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
May 15 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
May 22 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
May 29 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wed Mechanics' Institute Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Jun 02 10:00 AM–12:30 PM Sun Jewish Community Library Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan

Locations

Jewish Community Library

1835 Ellis Street

San Francisco, CA 94115

415-567-3327

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.

Mechanics' Institute Library

57 Post Street

San Francisco, CA 94104

415-393-0102

Instructors

Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan

Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan Peretz Wolf-Prusan is the Chief Program Officer and a Senior Educator at Lehrhaus Judaica. From 1975 to 1985 he was actively involved in informal education (UAHC Camp Swig) and in the creation of Jewish scribal art. From 1985 to 1990 he attended the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, receiving his MAHL and Rabbinic Ordination. From 1990 to 2010 he served Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco as Rabbi and Educator, and in 2002, he was awarded the Covenant Award as “An Exceptional Jewish Educator who has had a significant impact on others, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the transmission of Jewish knowledge, values, and identity.” At Lehrhaus since 2010, he is engaged in community education for the Bay Area, focusing on conferences, retreats, tours, the Bay Area Community Talmud Circle, and Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle, and adjunct faculty for the JFCS Holocaust Center.