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Learn Torah with a different person each week

June 6 – July 25

Power: Use and Abuse

Monday, June 12 – Wednesday, June 14

10am-12:30pm; 1:30-4pm

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    Thu May 25

    Intensive Gemara (with Drisha’s Kollel)- Sanhedrin, Chapter 6 (session 1)
    Intensive Gemara (with Drisha’s Kollel)- Sanhedrin, Chapter 6 (session 1)

    9:30 AM

    Intensive Gemara (with Drisha’s Kollel)- Sanhedrin, Chapter 6 (session 1)
    Sanhedrin1

    Price: $ 0.00

    The Drisha Kollel begins each day with intensive Talmud study, and we are opening the Talmud shiurim to members of the community. If you would like to spend each morning for one month or two learning with us, we invite you to join our study of the sixth chapter of Masekhet Sanhedrin. The chapter focuses on judicial procedure and punishment, addressing questions such as the purpose of punishment, how we are to enact love of our fellow in the most extreme situations, and conflicts between honoring the dead and honoring the living.

    Classes meet Monday to Friday, from 9:30am to 1pm.
    Apply for one session or two: May 25-June 23; June 26-July 28.
    Click here for more information and to apply.

    Monday-Friday, 9:30am-1pm

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    Tue Jun 06

    Parashat HaShavua
    Drisha Faculty

    9:30 AM

    Parashat HaShavua
    Drisha Faculty
    Tuesdays, 9:30-11am
    class image- torah reading

    Price: $ 175.00

    We will analyze and discuss an issue, theme or text in the weekly Torah reading. Each session will be taught by a different faculty member.
    June 6 – David Silber
    June 13 – Nathaniel Helfgot
    June 20 – Aaron Koller
    June 27 – Daniel Reifman
    July 11 – Shuvi Hoffman
    July 18 – Adina Levine
    July 25 – tba

    Register for the full series here, or click here to register for individual sessions.

    7 sessions: June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25

  • side of synagogue
    Wed Jun 07

    Halakhah in the Shadow of the Modern State
    Yonatan Brafman

    7:30 PM

    Halakhah in the Shadow of the Modern State
    Yonatan Brafman
    Wednesday, June 7, 7:30-9pm
    side of synagogue

    Price: $ 0.00

    The rise of the modern state demanded the reconfiguration of central aspects of Jewish life, including community, law, and identity. This lecture will first delineate the two major ways halakhah was reconceived so as to fit within this paradigm: as private religion within a secular state or as established law for a Jewish state. Then, an underappreciated alternative in which Jewish law is recognized as public but not established by the state will be explored and its potential for contemporary community and politics discussed.

    This lecture is the first in a three-part series on Halakhah, Religion, and the State. Click here for more information on the series.

  • 2 crowns
    Mon Jun 12

    Power: Use and Abuse
    Power: Use and Abuse

    10:00 AM

    Power: Use and Abuse
    Power: Use and Abuse
    Monday-Wednesday, June 12-14, 10am-4pm
    2 crowns

    Price: $ 300.00

    Join us for a three-day seminar as we examine biblical, rabbinic, and contemporary legal texts focused on the concept of political, judicial, and halakhic power.

    We will explore core questions such as:

    • Does the biblical text approve or disapprove of monarchy?
    • What are the limits to the authority of the king in biblical thought?
    • What are the limits to the government’s authority?
    • Under what circumstances may authorities suspend the rules normally limiting their power? Would such such an act be considered a legitimate use of power or an abuse of power?
    • What, if any, is the extra-legal authority of the courts?
    • How have Judaism and Islam each conceptualized separate spheres for political and religious authority?

    Faculty members include David Silber, Adina Levine, and Shlomo Pill.

  • class image- torah reading
    Tue Jun 13

    Parashat HaShavua
    Drisha Faculty

    9:30 AM

    Parashat HaShavua
    Drisha Faculty
    Tuesdays, 9:30-11am
    class image- torah reading

    Price: $ 175.00

    We will analyze and discuss an issue, theme or text in the weekly Torah reading. Each session will be taught by a different faculty member.
    June 6 – David Silber
    June 13 – Nathaniel Helfgot
    June 20 – Aaron Koller
    June 27 – Daniel Reifman
    July 11 – Shuvi Hoffman
    July 18 – Adina Levine
    July 25 – tba

    Register for the full series here, or click here to register for individual sessions.

    7 sessions: June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25

  • 2 crowns
    Tue Jun 13

    Power: Use and Abuse
    Power: Use and Abuse

    10:00 AM

    Power: Use and Abuse
    Power: Use and Abuse
    Monday-Wednesday, June 12-14, 10am-4pm
    2 crowns

    Price: $ 300.00

    Join us for a three-day seminar as we examine biblical, rabbinic, and contemporary legal texts focused on the concept of political, judicial, and halakhic power.

    We will explore core questions such as:

    • Does the biblical text approve or disapprove of monarchy?
    • What are the limits to the authority of the king in biblical thought?
    • What are the limits to the government’s authority?
    • Under what circumstances may authorities suspend the rules normally limiting their power? Would such such an act be considered a legitimate use of power or an abuse of power?
    • What, if any, is the extra-legal authority of the courts?
    • How have Judaism and Islam each conceptualized separate spheres for political and religious authority?

    Faculty members include David Silber, Adina Levine, and Shlomo Pill.

Support Drisha

At Drisha, people of all ages and backgrounds study Torah in an inclusive Beit Midrash, marked by deeply rigorous and honest learning, a commitment to the Jewish people, and a passion for connecting our study of texts with our individual and communal lives.

I learned what it means to bring your whole self to Torah study. This meant challenging myself and others to formulate an idea honestly and with clarity, grappling with an idea within a previously held worldview, bringing every discipline and insight to the table as a potential tool to understanding, and sharing a joy and enthusiasm with the community of students of Torah that surrounded me.

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