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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Shomrei Torah
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.
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Sundays, October 7, November 11, December 2, January 6
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$45 for members
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|Oct 07||3:00 PM–5:00 PM||Sun||Shomrei Torah||Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan|
|Nov 11||3:00 PM–5:00 PM||Sun||Shomrei Torah||Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan|
|Dec 02||3:00 PM–5:00 PM||Sun||Shomrei Torah||Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan|
|Jan 06||3:00 PM–5:00 PM||Sun||Shomrei Torah||Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan|
Congregation Shomrei Torah
2600 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Rabbi Wolf-Prusan is currently the Chief Program Officer and Senior Educator at Lehrhaus Judaica, where he focuses on community education for the Bay Area through conferences, retreats, tours, and text circles. From 1990 to 2010 he served Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco as Rabbi and Educator; in 2002 he was awarded the Covenant Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the transmission of Jewish knowledge, values, and identity. Rabbi Wolf-Prusan received his MAHL and Rabbinic degrees at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Becki (a second generation native of the East Bay) and Peretz have happily returned to live in Berkeley.