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Tea and Talmud Pesachim ch 10
This is a long source sheet for a Talmud class I teach at our shul. We've been studying Pesachim chapter 10 and I started using Sefaria for this class during the pandemic and at that point we were on page 108a.
Adam Stein3222 ViewsMay 20, 2021Adult Ed,Pesachim
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Do Not Cook a Calf In Its Mother's Milk
Commentary on לֹֽא־תְבַשֵּׁ֥ל גְּדִ֖י בַּחֲלֵ֥ב אִמּֽוֹ׃. What questions do those 5 words raise? Study session about what different commentators asked and answered.
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Who, Me? A Lesson on Jewish Leadership
Texts from Exodus, Isaiah, and Jeremaiah on Leadership
Rabbi Steven Schwarzman31 ViewsFebruary 8, 2024
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Maggid: Four Ways to Tell One Story
The Haggadah Tells the story of the Exodus four different ways, based on four passages. Lets look at the Hebrew Roots of this "Telling."
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Serah bat Asher and the Power of Memory
Assorted sources on Serah bat Asher
Rabbi Miriam Spitzer82 ViewsJanuary 3, 2020Serah Bat Asher,Memory
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Self Confidence and Moshe Rabbenu
Moshe Rabbenu and seeing God
Rabbi Miriam Spitzer63 ViewsFebruary 17, 2022Moses and God,Self Confidence
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Tamim: Being Straight with God
Building on Deut. 18:13: What does it mean to be straight with God? What does tamim mean? Classical, modern and medieval sources
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And Abraham Remained Standing Before God. Or Did He?
The theological problem of God waiting for Abraham while he takes care of his guests
Rabbi Miriam Spitzer61 ViewsOctober 22, 2021Parashat Vayera
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Choose Life -- Yours! An Exploration of Jewish Sources Relevant to Reproductive Justice
Selection of classical and modern sources on abortion, designed to teach
Rabbi Miriam Spitzer72 ViewsMay 8, 2022Mental Health,Abortion
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Women "Rabbis" in the Talmud
A brief selection of wisdom and insights attributed to women in the Talmud
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Isaac and Mental Health
collection of sources about what happened to Isaac that I eventually worked into a RH sermon about mental health awareness
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Ask your elders
Deut. 32:7 tells us to ask our parents and our elders. What if we are the parents/grandparents/elders and we feel we do not know the answers?
Rabbi Miriam Spitzer67 ViewsSeptember 22, 2023Haazinu,Elders
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Gentile Work on Shabbat
Classical sources on gentile work on Shabbat
Rabbi Miriam Spitzer70 ViewsMarch 22, 2023Work (מלאכה),Shabbat
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Rav! Od Yosef B'ni Hai
Source sheet for the odd phrase in Gen. 45:28: רַ֛ב עוֹד־יוֹסֵ֥ף בְּנִ֖י חָ֑י I shared the sources and talked about what lessons we learn from the way the commentators explained the verse.
Rabbi Miriam Spitzer50 ViewsDecember 22, 2023Vayigash,Yaakov,Yoseph
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Kavanot for the Hanukkiah סדר הדלקת נרות חנוכה
Special traditional readings for kavvanot for the 8 nights of Hanukkah
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A New World: Jew Hatred in Gospel of Matthew and the Foundation of Rabbinic Judaism
Destruction of Jerusalem, death of Jesus, and the beginnings of rabbinical Judaism.
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Community and its Discontents: When and Why
Some essential readings on the importance, and a few challenges, of living in community.
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