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Published on January 5th, 2023 | by Natan Diacon-Furtado


Learn to read classic Jewish texts on your own

Register by February 01, 2023

If you have some Hebrew knowledge but have been wishing that you could “break the Sefer Barrier” and learn to read classic Jewish texts such as the Mishnah and rabbinic commentaries on your own, this is for you.

Rabbi Natan Margalit Ph.D. will be teaching the online course “Reading the Rabbis” through Zoom on Thursdays beginning 2/2/23 from 3.30-5:00 p.m. EST.

The course will be taught through Hebrew College with partner organizations Organic Torah and Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal.

Generous Financial Scholarships are available.

Split between 7 and 3 session sections focusing on Pirkei Avot (Chapter Two) and Hasidic Perspectives on Shavuot, respectively, this course can be taken in separate parts or combined as one class spanning from February 20023 to May 2023.

In the first session of classes we will strike a balance between focusing on Hebrew reading skills and commenting and discussing the fascinating ideas and content of one of the most beloved of rabbinic texts: Pirkei Avot. Pirkei Avot is a unique collection of ethics sayings and wisdom of the ancient rabbis.

The second session of classes will delve into Hasidic commentaries on Shavuot, also known as the time of the Giving of the Torah, such as the Netivot Shalom and the S’fat Emet, both to work on our Hebrew reading skills and to gain insights from the content offered by these Hasidic masters.

Click the links below to learn more and register!

Reading the Rabbis Parts 1 & 2 Combined (10 sessions)
2/2, 2/9, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 2023

Fee: $360 

Reading the Rabbis Part 1: Pirkei Avot, Chapter Two (7 sessions) Dates: 2/2, 2/9, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 2023

Fee: $252 

Reading the Rabbis Part 2: Hasidic Perspectives on Shavuot (3 sessions) Dates: 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 2023

Fee: $108

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