Picking and Choosing: Borer on Shabbat.


December 14, 2009 - 7:30pm

This fall, the Hadar community will learn Massekhet Shabbat as part of its siyyum (completion) of Seder Moed. Every Monday we will hold a guided class, with havruta and discussion.  In addition to classes, we will hold an open beit midrash, complete with texts and guiding questions. Come with your own hevruta or let us match you with one.  Learn in the Beit Midrash together with full-time fellows at Yeshivat Hadar.  Celebrate our progress throughout the year, culminating with a siyyum on Seder Moed at Shavuot.
When: Mondays, 7:30-9:00 PM  
Dates: October 19 - December 14
Where: Yeshivat Hadar, 190 Amsterdam Ave., at 69th St.
Cost: $5 per class

Learn more at http://www.kehilathadar.org/learning/project     
This week's class will be taught by Jaclyn Rubin, and it is entitled, "Picking and Choosing: Borer on Shabbat."   
Is borer, the prohibition of selection on Shabbat, limited only to food, or does it also apply to sorting books and silverware? In this class, we will not only explore the applicability of this prohibition, but the deeper meaning of both positions, and what it can say about our Shabbat practice.
Jaclyn Rubin completed a year at the Drisha Scholar’s Circle. She recently graduated from Barnard and the Jewish Theological Seminary with B.A.’s in English and Talmud, respectively. She holds an M.A. in Talmud from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Jaclyn has been on the beit midrash team of Kehilat Hadar for four years. She was a fellow in Yeshivat Hadar in 2007.  

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