Sage Tales: Stories of the Rabbis from the Talmud and Midrash

New Zoom course with Rabbi Dr. Vernon Kurtz. Sundays, 6:30p.m. - 7:45p.m. (Israel time) -- Starting March 5th, 2023.

Sunday, 05/03/2023 | 18:30 - 19:45
Sunday, 12/03/2023
Sunday, 19/03/2023
Sunday, 26/03/2023
Sunday, 02/04/2023
Sunday, 16/04/2023
Sunday, 23/04/2023
Sunday, 30/04/2023
Sunday, 07/05/2023
Sunday, 14/05/2023
Online via Zoom

The Rabbinic Sages of the Talmud and Midrash are meant to serve for us as models. Most of the time we are encouraged to follow their conduct, sometimes we are not. In our study of stories that describe the lives of the rabbis of that period we will examine ancient values and how they relate to our modern society. Topics will include: gratitude; the responsibilities of leadership; individual needs in conflict with communal ones; coming into the Presence of God; and the Mitzvah of Aliyah.

The primary sources used will be studied from different perspectives including historical, sociological, theological and literary approaches and will enable us to evaluate our personal lives as we encounter our families, our communities and society at large.


ILS 650 ($200*) for 10 classes

*dollar price dependent upon exchange rate on date of payment

10% discount price for simultaneous registration for 2 series or more

15% discount price for simultaneous registration for 3 series or more.

Cancellation Policy:

Prior to start of course – 100% refund or 100% credit for another course.

Following one class – 90% refund or 100% credit for another course (except for fieldtrip courses where only a 75% refund will be given after one meeting).

No cancellation after 2 classes (in special cases, e.g. illness, a credit will be given for another course).


The weekly zoom link will be sent via email to all registered students one week before the start of classes.


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