Study Talmud on Line. It's fun!
For more years then I even know, MKT has had a weekly Talmud class. The Talmud is the ancient compendium of Jewish law that was compiled between 200-500 B.C.E. I inherited the program from my predecessor Rabbi Wiederhorn and we have been meeting consistently since I got here. We are currently enmeshed in the study of Tractate Baba Metzia.
Baba Metzia deals with things like civil disputes, the return of lost objects, usury, guardianship of property and more. The class is often the highlight of my week, as it allows me to immerse myself in Talmud study with others. It brings me back to my days in rabbinical school when we would all be sitting around the Bet Midrash, the study hall, arguing over this or that text.
Not everyone is able to join us on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. for the class. However, you may want to try out a bit of Talmud study. The Conservative Yeshiva in Israel has a perfect solution for those who only have a few minutes a day to devote to Talmud or Torah study. The program is called Daf Shevui, or weekly Daf (Talmud page). When you sign up you will receive an email each day with one sixth of a page of Talmud along with a detailed study guide prepared by Dr. Joshua Kulp, Talmud teacher at the Conservative Yeshiva.
The program has been around for a while and Dr. Kulp just started a new Tractate of Talmud this past Sunday. They started Tractate Ketubot, the tractate that deals with laws regarding weddings, the marriage documents etc.
If you are interested in getting started, this is a good time to take the plunge. If you have any questions about signing up, or have questions once you begin studying, please let me know.
Go to Daf Shevui Online and sign up now!