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Torah Study Group

posted Jan 5, 2010, 4:53 PM by admin@restonshoreshim.org
The next Torah Study Group meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 6 at a private home in Reston.  If you are interested, please contact us for more details.

Here's a brief rundown on the next meeting and future meetings: 
  1. Text and next session: Tanakh should be the main text, informed by outside reading as a session leader thinks best, with session participants providing whatever they want to add into the mix. Though one person wanted to continue onward, reading Leviticus, nearly everyone else was worried that would be too dry (at least for now). Thus, for reasons noted below, the group decided to re-start TSG by focusing on Nevi'im/the Prophets portion of Tanakh. We will start with Joshua and move forward. The next session is Wednesday Jan. 6 at Eileen Harahan's house.
  2. Future schedule: we sort of talked about meeting every 3 weeks or so, and to schedule sessions on different nights of the Monday- Thursday week so that people with standing conflicts on a given weeknight won't be out of luck throughout. Locations will rotate. We only booked the 1st session. 
  3. Themes people want to focus on: This occupied most of our discussion. Various people want to explore the spirit side and inner- life as expressed in Tanakh; historical and political questions; questions about who wrote this thing; and the big 'Why' that Judaism presents. We decided that Prophets/Nevi'im might provide good source/ discussion material for addressing all of these.