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Virtual Study Sessions

Sundays at 4:30 pm — Transformation of Judaism: 2nd Temple & Rabbinic Period
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We will study the following objectives:
– Historical, political, and social context of the times and how they shaped Judaism,
– Values that emerged out of each period and the significant patterns of development, and
– Underlying power structures impacting Israel during these periods.  

Study Text: "From Text to Tradition: A History of Second Temple & Rabbinic Judaism" by Lawrence H. Schiffman, Ph.D. Professor at New York University, one of f the foremost biblical scholars of this period, and a specialist in the Dead Sea Scrolls.


Wednesdays at 4:00 pm — Torah/Haftarah Study Session
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– We will discuss how each Haftarah prophetic reading applies the portion’s lessons to its time. 
– We will glean ethical insights from both Torah and Haftarah for modern times.  
– We will enjoy the perspective of Rabbi Spector as he joins us from time to time. 


Sun, December 5 2021 1 Tevet 5782