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Kehilla Members Attend SVARA’s Queer Talmud Camp

SVARA Queer Talmud Campby Bracha Stone

Kehilla was well represented at Queer Talmud Camp which took place at Walker Creek Ranch July 3rd through 7th. Rabbi Benay Lappe’s remarkable (QUEER) approach to teaching Talmud was amazing to experience!

Fifty-five students, mostly from the Bay Area, assembled for approximately 8 hours a day to do one of the following:

*dive in for the first time knowing only their aleph-bet;

*sit with the real unvoweled words of the Mishneh and Gemara (and Rashi!!!!) for the first time;

*continue their very deep and established relationship with our ancient teachers, not for the first time by any stretch.

Did I mention there were NO English translations anywhere to be found? And we all were challenged and thrilled and eager to return. Think about it! . . .  And stay tuned for information about next year’s camp!  You can learn more about it here:


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