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TALMUD CHEVRUTA WORKSHOP (ONLINE)
The study of Jewish texts is, more often than not, a social activity. In particular, the Talmud is typically studied in groups of two or more, a method known as chevruta (“study partner”), in which the group works through the text together and discusses the underlying issues.
The course is given in English, in collaboration with Paideia – the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden.
This class is modeled as a Talmud workshop with the students doing the reading and interpreting with support from the lecturer. Hebrew knowledge is helpful but no prior knowledge or Hebrew language skills are required. Participants that can not read Hebrew are still welcome to take part, joining the class discussions and using English translations (such as Sefaria). The students who can read Hebrew take turns reading the original Talmud text.
To apply for this course, you need basic computer skills and knowledge of how to use the digital platform Zoom. The school offers Zoom manuals and a training opportunity before the start of the course.
Course material is included in the course cost.
About the teacher
Joseph Shain studied at yeshiva in Jerusalem and at Bar Ilan University. His interests revolve around oral tradition in early rabbinical Judaism and how it transformed into written form. Joseph drafts and prosecutes patent applications at Grand Patentbyrå AB, a Swedish intellectual property firm.
Photo: Paideia folkhögskola.