Babylonian Talmud, Baba Batra 21a - 2
1 א
תלמוד בבלי בבא בתרא דף כא עמוד א
2 ב
ואמר רבא: סך מקרי דרדקי - עשרין וחמשה ינוקי, ואי איכא חמשין - מותבינן תרי, ואי איכא ארבעין - מוקמינן ריש דוכנא, ומסייעין ליה ממתא
Raba said: The number of students to be assigned to each teacher is twenty-five. If there are fifty, we appoint two teachers. If there are forty, we appoint an assistant, at the expense of the town. [Soncino translation]
3 ג

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. What are the educational values that this text is trying to teach us?

2. What opportunities are provided to our children when we give them an education?

3. What does this text teach us about the importance of giving each child the same amount of attention?

4. What does this text teach us about the role the community should play in children's education?

4 ד
Time Period: Rabbinic (Maccabees through the Talmud)