Machar

Religious Texts Study Group

A Machar study group on Jewish religious texts meets every other Monday evening at the home of Michael Prival.  Each session brings a house full of participants.  The group reads and discusses selections from the Hebrew Bible, the Talmud, and other rabbinic sources.  We are learning not just about religious texts, but also many fascinating and surprising things about traditional rabbinic Judaism.  All Machar members, at any level of prior knowledge, are welcome to join the group.  Please email Michael at mprival [at] aol.com if you are interested.

An example of how we view the Torah is represented by this D’Var Torah analysis by Machar’s Jewish Cultural School Director, Debby Brennan, who discussed her ideas at a meeting of the religious texts study group:

Brennan Dvar Torah Text Aug 2013 Washington Jewish Week