We are referred to as “Am ha-Sefer,” the people of the book because we highly value education and tradition. Two thousand years have passed, but the Talmud wisdom carries on.
– Since the 1st century, the Talmud (central text of Rabbinic Judaism and the primary source of Jewish religious law and Jewish theology) has functioned as a training text for rabbis and their disciples. The process to create the Talmud served as a tool to sharpen the rabbis’ minds.
– We study the stories and the teachings of our spiritual mentors to learn more about ourselves, our traditions, and the Jewish values that are meant to elevate our day-to-day lives, especially now.
– Talmudic texts give insight as to how to best perform tikkun olam to positively impact the community and the world. Today’s environment dictates that we strive to create a welcoming and safe environment and it is in fact a duty to strive to make the world a better place.