The Wisdom on Wednesday crew has decided to begin the New Year reading Rabbi Mark Levin’s book, Praying the Bible. Many of us participate in Mark’s shabbat morning rabbinics class, so this is our opportunity to see how well he has synthesized our conversations over several years. We gather in the Bride’s Room for lunch every Wednesday at noon, and study from 12:30-1:30. We welcome newcomers and old-timers at any time.
Wisdom on Wednesdays just may be your opportunity to explore a Jewish text you’d like to know more about, but would prefer to read with others rather than by yourself. We are an informal and fluid group of learners who meet every Wednesday throughout the year to read and discuss Jewish texts from the traditional to the contemporary. Some examples of our focus in the last several years:
• Talmud: tractate brachot (blessings); the chapter of tractate sanhedrin concerning the World to Come;
selected aggadot (stories)
• Torah and midrash: the women of our tradition
• Contemporary Jewish theologians: Baeck, Cohen, Heschel, Kaplan, Rubenstein, Borowitz
Wisdom on Wednesday participants have no preparation responsibilities or homework. Some of us bring lunch and share conversation from noon to 12:30 p.m. Others slip in at 12:30 p.m. to join us for text study and discussion until 1:30 p.m. We choose topics for study collaboratively, and explore one topic until we have finished the text or agree to move on to another topic.
If this sounds appealing to you, we’d love for you to join us. We meet in the Bride’s Room every Wednesday.
Drop in and sample Wisdom on Wednesdays!