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Old 05-20-2019, 09:34 PM
 
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What are you all learning these days? Or have you read a serious Jewish work recently that fascinated you?

I have a few shiurs I attend:
* The Menucha Principle
* Shabbos Malchus by Rav Shimshon Pinchas
* Shaare T’shuvah by Rebbeinu Yonah, I learn b’chevrusa every morning after Shacharis. It’s my most fixed learning time.
* Shabbos Chumash shiur (we’re on year 11 and are up to Parshas Kedoshim.)

And I’m learning Meseches Makkos b’iyun with my Rav.

Any talmud torah going on with the Yidden of CD?
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:44 PM
 
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I'm at a much more elementary level than you, so you won't be impressed, but I am studying the Book of Kings with my women's group. It's taught by the Rebbetzin at our local Chabad, and we get into a great deal of depth. We just covered the relationship between the two women who fought over the baby (whom Solomon suggesting "splitting," as a test). Who woulda thunk it?

(I had a decent Jewish education, but the focus was mostly on the Five Books of Moses, learning Hebrew, and of course, tradition and law.)
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:49 PM
 
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I'm at a much more elementary level than you, so you won't be impressed, but I am studying the Book of Kings with my women's group. It's taught by the Rebbetzin at our local Chabad, and we get into a great deal of depth. We just covered the relationship between the two women who fought over the baby (whom Solomon suggesting "splitting," as a test). Who woulda thunk it?

(I had a decent Jewish education, but the focus was mostly on the Five Books of Moses, learning Hebrew, and of course, tradition and law.)
Amazing! Fantastic.
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:59 AM
 
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I'm part of a chaburah that is covering Mas. Kiddushin. I am also working through Parshat Beshalach with my class and I am preparing a mishmar for Thursday night (so far, one topic MIGHT be the difference between kabbalos hatorah and Matan Torah).
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Old 05-21-2019, 01:38 PM
 
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I'm trying to learn the Hebrew language, at least to a point where I have a solid foundation of the basics. While I read it pretty well, I don't understand about 3/4's of the words right now. My first trip to Israel is in July!!
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Old 05-21-2019, 03:05 PM
 
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Hi....I am learning Hebrew online, and constantly study Torah and planning a trip to Israel.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:48 PM
 
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Hi....I am learning Hebrew online, and constantly study Torah and planning a trip to Israel.
When?....
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Old 05-24-2019, 02:54 AM
 
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When?....
Fall of next year, assuming we are not at war by then...
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Old 05-24-2019, 04:08 AM
 
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Fall of next year, assuming we are not at war by then...
Why would we be at war and with who?...
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:05 AM
 
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I am currently reading

https://www.amazon.com/Wine-Women-De.../dp/0195129873

Anthology/commentary of Hebrew poets in Al Andalus (medieval golden Age muslim Spain) poems about gardens, wine, wine parties, women (yes) etc. Might be a tad racy for you flipflop, although most of these guys also wrote works that are accepted parts of the mesorah, including halachic works (there is some debate about whether they actually indulged in the pleasures described, or whether it was purely a literary thing, influenced by arabic poems) (and yeah, the arabic poets would have been in violation of sharia to drink wine, etc) Definitely interesting in showing normative rabbinic Jews so deep into contemporary secular culture - also a stage in the development of Hebrew language and literature.

I have been trying to read the poems in the original Hebrew, using the commentary to help me understand what I can't translate. Unfortunately the small font of the Hebrew is discouraging, and the commentary is not always enough to help me understand the fairly difficult Hebrew of the poems. A line by line translation would have been more helpful - there are literary translation, but as the translator is trying to capture the expressiveness, they are far from literal.

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