We’re a community where Jews discuss Torah, Mishnah, Midrash, etc. without partisan politics or fundamentalism. Think Open Orthodoxy, Conservative Judaism, Havurah movement, and the friendly-to-tradition wing of Reform. Click here to see our Facebook group. Join in the conversations!
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. We are always looking for new, friendly faces to learn, and have coffee, with us. We meet at Temple Beth Abraham in Nashua, and also at the local Barnes & Nobles Bookstore.
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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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