May 2, 2017 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Salzberg Family Library
Instructor: Richard Friedman
This class focuses on the text of the Talmud -- what it says and how it says it. Discussions are lively, and have included blasphemy and idolatry, the theology of reward and punishment, and appropriateness of compromise in litigation, as those subjects have been raised by the text. We are studying the tractate Sanhedrin, and are currently in chapter 11, which focuses on the world to come and who has (or doesn't have) a place in it, but includes the Talmud's typical digressions. We start with the Hebrew/Aramaic text, but we use translations, and we translate everything, so knowledge of Hebrew is invaluable but not required.
Sometimes meets off-site at home of Arnie and Linda Kuzmack, 9619 Glencrest Lane in Kensington