Torah for the End (and Beginning) of the World

Taught by Rabbi Elliot Kukla

Thursdays, Feb. 16 – Mar. 30 | 4:00-6:00 PM ET | 3:00-5:00 PM CT | 1:00-3:00 PM PT | 7 Sessions

The Rabbis of the Talmud lived in a time of profound transition (just like us). After the end of the world as they knew it, they rebuilt a new way to live in diaspora. In this class we will read Talmudic texts on topics like structural collapse, communal mourning, community responsibility, rest, restoration, and dreaming of a new world. We will bring these texts into dialogue with contemporary Indigenous, People of Color and/or disabled activists and scientists who are on the frontlines of today’s structural collapse and renewal.This class will be multi-sensory and include videos, podcasts, and more. This is not a SVARA method class, and we will be learning in English translation; you do not need to know your alef-bet. All are welcome and no prior learning is required. Students looking to deepen their disability-centered learning after taking Cripping the Torah may find this class particularly meaningful. Class size is limited. ASL signers and BIPOC learners will be prioritized. ASL and closed-captioning will be provided.

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