New Exploration of Jewish Civil Law Scheduled

Posted Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2009 Swamscott

Swampscott - Those who enjoy puzzles and problem-solving, who love the give-and-take of thoughtful discussion and who can use logic and creativity to work their way out of challenging situations may find a new course exciting.

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute’s groundbreaking course, “You Be The Judge,” presented real cases brought before the beit din, the court system of Jewish law. It provided the primary texts from the Talmud and asked students to grapple with the facts in order to arrive at satisfying solutions.

This February, JLI is proud to present “You Be The Judge II,” a collection of six totally new cases. Participants need no prior knowledge of the Talmud and no formal legal training. There are no prerequisites other than an open mind, says instructor Layah Lipsker. The course meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. or from 7:30 to 9 p.m. six Thursdays, Feb. 12 to March 19, at Chabad Lubavitch of the North Shore, 44 Burrill St., Swampscott.

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