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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.

If you have questions, please contact Abra Greenspan at abra@lehrhaus.org.

Schedule

# Sessions
4
Date & time

Sundays, October 7, November 11, December 2, January 6
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuition
$120 your contribution for faculty, staff support, and operation expenses
$100 your contribution for faculty and staff support
$80 your contribution for faculty
$45 for members

Please select one of the pricing options above. Shomrei Torah members, use the Members tuition option. Contact abra@lehrhaus.org regarding tuition assistance.

Session Time Days Location Instructors
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

Location

Congregation Shomrei Torah

2600 Bennett Valley Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

707-578-5519

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.