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Sanhedrin 17a/b

This classic SVARA sugya explores what it takes to be a judge and a leader (at SVARA, we call those folks “players”). What kinds of people should be in charge of a legal system or a community? According to the Rabbis, what are the attributes of a powerful, deeply Jewish leader? We broke this down into five chevruta sessions, but (as always!) y’all are encouraged to learn at the pace that feels best to you.

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