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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Marin

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
9
Date & time

Sundays, October 21, November 11, December 9, January 27, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 5, June 2
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location
Tuition
$270 (100%)
$225 (80%)
$180 (60%)

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Session Time Days Location Instructors
Oct 21 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OMJCC Deena Aranoff
Nov 11 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OMJCC Deena Aranoff
Dec 09 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OMJCC Deena Aranoff
Jan 27 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OMJCC Deena Aranoff
Feb 10 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OMJCC Deena Aranoff
Mar 10 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OMJCC Deena Aranoff
Apr 14 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OMJCC Deena Aranoff
May 05 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Sun OMJCC Deena Aranoff
Jun 02 10:00 AM–12:30 PM Sun Jewish Community Library Deena Aranoff

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.

Osher Marin JCC

200 N. San Pedro Road

San Rafael, CA 94903

415-444-8000

Instructors

Deena Aranoff

Deena Aranoff Deena Aranoff is assistant professor of medieval Jewish studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. Her interests include rabbinic literature, medieval patterns of Jewish thought and the broader question of continuity and change in Jewish history. Deena is also a community educator and teaches Bible, rabbinics, and Jewish mysticism in a variety of adult education programs. Deena is also a recently certified yoga instructor and teaches yoga in San Francisco.