Exploring Mishnah

Teacher: Rabbi Reuven Cohn

Wednesdays | 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
4 sessions: July 12, 19, 26; August 2

Open to men and women.

In this class, we will focus on Chapter 16 of Mishnah Shabbat, which introduces us to a situation in which observing the rules of Shabbat might conflict with one of our most precious values, preservation of our sacred texts. The Mishnah is the first non-biblical work to enter the Jewish canon. Because of its sparse style borders on poetry even when discussing legal details, Mishnah study is always a multi-faceted experience. Ironically, to many, Mishnah is best known as the structure upon which the wide-ranging discussions of the Talmud are built. When the Mishnah is submerged and functions merely as scaffolding, its beauty may go unnoticed. This course will engage students without prior experience in intensive Mishnah study; experienced students of Mishnah will be enriched as well.

Rabbi Reuven Cohn received his ordination and a graduate degree in Education from Yeshiva University, did advanced graduate work in Jewish Studies at Harvard University, and earned a law degree from Yale Law School. Designated a Ma’ayan Master Teacher, he has given numerous adult education classes in the Boston area and teaches for the Me’ah program, Hebrew College and Maimonides School.

  • July 12, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
  • July 19, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
  • July 26, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
  • August 2, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:15 pm



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