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Winter Zman – Morning Seder with Rabbi David Silber

Day: Monday - Thursday

Date: December 28, 2020 - January 7, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: $0.00

Description

Masechet Berachot is the first tractate of the Babylonian Talmud and as its name suggests, it is largely concerned with the blessings that are recited regularly. In this two week gemara shiur (Talmud course), we will first focus on blessings recited before eating and the origins of this halakha. We will then turn to one of the most significant categories of food, bread, which occupies a prominent place in various halakhot and has a unique status in rabbinic law. We will probe what defines bread and how this definition ramifies in various areas of halakha.
This course will involve in depth study of the sugyot (Talmudic texts) along with the commentaries of the Rishonim and Acharonim (medieval and early modern Talmudic commentaries).

Advanced Level.

Suggested donation $180 per week.

Rabbi David Silber

David Silber is the founder and dean of Drisha Institute for Jewish Education in New York and Israel. Rabbi Silber received ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He is a recipient of the Covenant Award, for excellence in innovative Jewish education, and is the author of A Passover Haggadah: Go Forth and Learn (Jewish Publication Society 2011) and For Such a Time as This: Biblical Reflections in the Book of Esther (Koren Publishers 2017). He is also a nationally acclaimed lecturer on the Bible. Rabbi Silber is married to Dr. Devora Steinmetz. They have eight children and live in New York City. Click here to access other recorded classes by David Silber.


The class is available on Zoom only. Links will be provided upon registration. Call in or registration details are below as well.

This class will be live streamed on the following platforms:



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