September Courses

Talmud Bava Kamma
Rabbi Noah Sonenberg

This year we will be studying various sections in Tractate Baba Kamma. We will address issues of damages, an individual's responsibility and liability and the connection between them. The class includes preparatory chavruta-style learning followed by a shiur which will focus on textual and analytic skills development  to aid in approaching the text more independently. The course presumes a certain facility with Hebrew text, but does not require it.

Sundays, October 11 - May 15, 8 - 9:30 p.m.
Or Chaim Yeshiva, 159 Almore Avenue

No classes December 27, January 3, February 14, April 17,24


The Book of Job
Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner

We will continue the study of the Book of Job. The first class will include a review of the material studied last year. Job is a record of human doubt and debate about the relationship between G-d and G-d's creations. Why do apparently righteous people suffer? Is goodness rewarded? Is G-d even paying attention? Initially, we will focus on the basic text, to see the structure and basic ideas. Once we have a grounding in that, we will explore the themes addressed in the text and its commentaries. This course is open to students of all levels and backgrounds. Men and women welcome.

Tuesdays, October 13 - June 21, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, 470 Glencairn Avenue
No classes: December 22, 28, February 16, April 19, 26
This course is co-sponsored by Yeshiva University Torah Mi'Tzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov and Shaarei Shomayim Congregation


Avraham and Sarah:  Genesis Chapters 13-15
Judaism's Views on Death and Religious Martyrdom
Dr. Shoshana Zolty

We will examine and compare the approaches taken by different commentaries in analyzing the Torah text focusing on elements of language and structure to uncover and interpret literary patterns and themes including, loyalty and conflict in the relationship of Avraham and Lot, the supremacy of the Land of Israel, the way of G-d and the way of righteousness and justice, calling in G-d's name, the war between the kings and why the decree of exile. This course is open to students of all levels and backgrounds.

Tuesdays, October 13 - May 24, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Shaarei Tefillah Congregation, 3600 Bathurst Street

No classes: December 22, 29, February 16, April 22, 29
Wednesdays, October 14 May 25, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, 470 Glencairn Avenue

No classes: December 23, 30, February 17, April 23, 30


Additional courses beginning in 2016!


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