We are an egalitarian community of learners doing Torah Lishma – תורה לשמה – study for it’s own sake. We study the Hebrew Bible, תַּנַ”ךְ, and the classic texts of rabbinic Judaism, such as the Mishnah ( מִשְׁנָה ) and Midrash ( מדרש ).
We are open to classical modes of study, drawing from the millennia of wisdom of classical rabbinic commentators, as well as modern modes of learning from non-Orthodox scholars. We invite the Jewish community of the Merrimack Valley to meet with us.
This is a family-friendly, safe-space to study Jewish texts.
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Hillel said: Do not say, “I will study when I have leisure.” Perhaps you will never have leisure. – Mishnah, Pirkei Avot 2:4.
This is a favorite Talmudic story: Beruria once came across a student who was studying in a quiet, listless manner. She gave him a kick, and she said, “When you study, you should study with all the 248 limbs of your body!” – Talmud, Eruvin
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