Talmud Torah Keneged Kulam: “Torah study is the most worthwhile of all life’s pursuits.” (Pirke Avot)
Temple Judea of Bucks County offers Torah Study with a bagel breakfast every Saturday morning from 9:00 – 10:00 am.
The Torah contains the “five books of Moses” – Genesis (B’resheit), Exodus (Shemot), Leviticus (Vayikra), Numbers (Bamidbar), and Deuteronomy (Devarim). Each week a portion, also known as a Parashah, is read during the Shabbat morning service. Synagogues around the world read the same Parashah each week.
The Torah is the foundation of Jewish belief and practice. Some say it is the blueprint for how we live our lives. The powerful teachings of the Torah have guided our people for thousands of years.
Shabbat morning Torah study, led at various times by clergy and lay volunteers, offers a unique perspective on the Torah with a close reading that began in 2002. Each week the group reads a few verses, sometimes more, and the leader guides the discussion with readings from rabbinic commentary and the personal reflections of those around the table. The different translations used by participants sometimes lead to a fascinating discussion of the various possible meanings of a word or phrase. Each participant has an opportunity to contribute to a meaningful discussion as we journey through our sacred text.
No knowledge of Hebrew is required and no prior experience is necessary. All are welcome to join us for Torah and breakfast any Saturday morning — there’s no need to sign up in advance.