19 Jan 2018

Please click HERE to read a printable version. Touring the Talmud: Shebu’ot 44-49 (Shabbat Bo)  In our discussions on the concepts raised in the tractate of Shebu’ot we have addressed several aspects of social interaction and communication. Indeed as a broad theme throughout the order of Nezikin  – ‘Damages’ (including the previous tractates of Sanhedrin…

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12 Jan 2018

Please click HERE to read a printable version. Touring the Talmud: Shebu’ot 38-44 (Shabbat Va’era)  “Relatively Speaking” The Talmud’s discussions of oaths continues to examine the oaths administered by judges in a Jewish court of law for those who require validating the truth of their statements. The particulars of when this type…

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05 Jan 2018

Please click here to read a printable version. Please click here to hear an audio version. Touring the Talmud (Shabbat Shemot) Shebu’ot 30-38 The fourth chapter of our discussions regarding oaths, deals with those taken by witnesses to verify loans or debts claimed by the plaintiff. If one takes an oath falsely, saying that he…

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02 Jan 2018

Please click here to read a printable version. Please click here to hear an audio version. Touring the Talmud: Shebu’ot 25-29 (Shabbat Vayhi) So Let it Be Written  As the Talmud delves deeper this week into the examination of speech and its effects on us and others, we look at the details of which ways…

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22 Dec 2017

To view a printer friendly version click here. To listen to an audio recording click here. In our discussions thus far we have examined the nature of our various roles in life and how one might assume them. We discussed last week, the Torah’s approach to inclusion and exclusion…

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14 Dec 2017

To view a printer friendly version click here To listen to the audio click here Our discussion last week examined how we take on different roles in life and the importance of knowing our core identity. The pages of the Talmud continue this week discussing the question of atonement…

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08 Dec 2017

Please click here to read a printable version. Please click here to hear an audio version. The Roles We Play All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts…. — William Shakespeare The…

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