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Masorti Kollel

Wednesday 27th of June 2018 at 9.30 am

KOLLEL Intensive Jewish Learning from Masorti Judaism

The Masorti Kollel, offers high level study for learners who want to grapple with Jewish texts in their original language. Our goal is not to teach about Judaism, but for learners to become independent readers of the tradition.

ABOUT THE KOLLEL: The Kollel takes place on Wednesday mornings at New North London Synagogue and is a 3 hour intense Talmud experience. We study the text in depth – with an emphasis on understanding every word and every commentary. Most participants in the Kollel haven’t studied Talmud in depth before. Many participants use English translations which are always available. Our discussion is about the meaning of the Talmudic debate – not the grammar or the vocabulary. Most people enjoy this discussion and find over time that their familiarity with the Talmud really grows.

TEACHERS: The Talmud course is taught by Rabbi Chaim Weiner.

TOPIC: This year we will be studying the 8th chapter of tractate Baba Kama. The subject of this chapter is "Personal Injury".

Most people know the basic verse in the Torah that deals with compensation for personal injuries: An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. We also know that Rabbinic Judaism completely reinterpreted this verse, so that it is now understood as demanding monetary compensation for any injury inflicted on another person. In our study this year, we will be tracing the development of this area of law, and see how this kind of change can take place.

DATES FOR 2017/18

Wednesdays at 9.30am – 12.30pm at NNLS
November: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December: 6, 13
January: 10, 17, 24 (no session on 31 January)
February: 21, 28
March: 7, 14, 21, 28
April: 11, 18, 25
May: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
June: 6, 18, 20, 27
July: 4, 11

New North London Synagogue, 80 East End Road, Finchley, London N3 2SY.

£495 for the whole year.
This price is highly subsidised. Additional scholarships are available for people for whom this cost is an obstacle. Students who are able to are also invited to make an additional contribution to help us cover costs.

To apply to learn at the Kollel please email