Tue Aug 02
Intermediate Talmud: Masekhet Gittin – Tikkun Olam
2:00 PMIntermediate Talmud: Masekhet Gittin – Tikkun OlamSara Wolkenfeld
Price: $ 150.00
The Talmudic rabbis were interpreters and legislators as well as social engineers, and they used their legislative powers to accomplish a variety of goals. In Masekhet Gittin, we are introduced to laws that are enacted for the sake of “tikkun olam.” Tikkun Olam is often translated as “repairing the world” but in its Talmudic context the term is harder to define, and is used in a variety of legal situations for the benefit of society and the system as a whole. In this class we will see what motivated this sort of rabbinic legislation, what commonalities exist among them, and think whether and how this concept applies in our lives today. This class will focus on cultivating the ability to analyze the text of the Gemara, while also incorporating excerpts from some of the classical commentaries.
*NOTE DATE CHANGE
5-sessions: July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2