Introduction to Mishnah & Parashat HaShavuah

Course Descriptions & Registration

Intro to Mishnah - Mondays through Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m - Register Now!
Beginning October 11 and running every M, T, W, Th through March 2022, with exceptions for holidays
Course Fee: No registration fee, with a contribution at your discretion 
Taught by Rabbi Mike Moskowitz, Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies
Rabbi Moskowitz offers this daily in-depth text study and analysis of Jewish text with an opportunity for group chevrutah study, in which participants will analyze, discuss, and debate a shared text. This course is open to all, regardless of Hebrew proficiency or previous knowledge of Jewish text. All are welcome! Especially for those who enjoyed Rabbi Kleinbaum's Psalm Study, this course offers an opportunity for deep, communal study with Rabbi Moskowitz. 

Parashat HaShavuah - Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m - Register Now!
Beginning October 15 and running every Friday, with exceptions for holidays
Course Fee: No registration fee, with a contribution at your discretion 
Taught by Rabbi Mike Moskowitz, Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies, & Associate Rabbi Yael Rapport
This course is a text study of the week's Torah portion, or parashah. Students will learn and grapple with the meaning of the weekly Torah portion, guided by Rabbi Moskowitz. 

Zoom Info 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89721051787
Meeting ID: 897 2105 1787
Call-in: +1 646-876-9923 US (New York)

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system so you can receive reminders for each class. 

Text Resource

The Intro to Mishnah class will be studying Tractate Pesahim. Rabbi Moskowitz will be using the version with notes by Pinhas Kehati. Here is a scan of the introduction and first several chapters so you can take a look.

The Kehati version is available in a pocket-sized soft cover from Eichler's; they also have a hard cover. They are also available from other retailers online and in-person. If you order, make sure you get the volume that includes Pesachim

The text is also accessible for free on Sefaria, with links to commentary and translations. There is even an app with the Kehati version. It looks like this in the App Store.

Group Email

After registering, you will be added to our class group email which is an easy way for everyone to stay in touch. If you have a question or comment for the rabbis, the class TAs, or other students, you can use this email to connect: introlevelmishnah@googlegroups.com

Facebook Group

If you have a Facebook account, you can join our class Facebook Group which will serve as a forum to stay in touch with other students, share resources, and continue the conversation! Join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169345355368210

Recordings

Click below to access the recording playlist for your class. Please be advised, recordings may not be immediately available. In some cases, please allow up to 12 hrs for class recordings to be posted. Thank you!