Queer Talmud for Beginner’s Mind

Taught by Rabbi Bronwen Mullin

In this beginner’s Bet Midrash (learning space), we’ll see how the Rabbis overturn torah by exploring a sugya (Talmudic passage) in Masechet Yoma that confronts what happens when our most deeply held values come into conflict with one another. In this learning space we’ll encounter a page of Talmud (perhaps for the first time) and discover how to learn in chevruta—accountable paired learning—while building the skills to read rabbinic text in the original Hebrew and Aramaic.

Who is this space for?
New SVARA-niks and new Talmud learners who know the alef-bet (you may have just learned it!)

We know that virtual learning comes with a holy host of nuances and it can be hard to know exactly what to expect of an online experience. For that reason, we’ve gathered a list of the nitty-gritty details that will help you envision the fullest picture of each of our offerings!

  • We’ll meet once a week on Mondays from 8–10pm ET
  • There are eight sessions and regular attendance is expected
  • Chevruta & shiur are combined into each weekly session (Not sure what this means yet? That’s okay!)
  • No “homework” required between sessions
  • Includes breakout spaces
  • All registered learners will receive a package from SVARA that includes the hard copies of our learning materials.
  • Two dictionaries are required: Frank & Jastrow
  • Live captioning is available in the main Zoom space. If you would benefit from live captioning in breakout rooms, you can request it in our enrollment form!

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