Talmud Torah of St. Paul

Where critical thinking
and Jewish values intersect

Electives

Fall 2018 Midrasha Electives

Monday Elective

Real Talmud, 8:00 - 9:00 pm

The most important text in all of Judaism is not the Bible. It’s the Talmud. The Talmud invented Judaism and is the source for everything Jewish you do (and don’t do) and believe (and don’t believe). It is the ultimate in Jewish learning and genius. This is your opportunity to experience some “Real Talmud”: a sugya (selection) that explores the deepest ideas of the ethical and unethical uses of everyday language in human relations. This sugya can change your life! Taught by Rabbi Yosi Gordon.

 

Wednesday Elective

- Speak Truth to Power: How to Fix a Broken World, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

In this course we will look at stories and documents of people who courageously stood up to oppressive authority, from biblical times, through the Shoah (Holocaust) and on to the present. Students will create scenarios and tweets based on these models to help them more effectively and courageously stand up against tyranny and cruelty today. (This Wednesday elective will also continue through TRI-II.)