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Sunday, January 20 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
How'd This Get Canonized? A Synthesis of Biblical Text, Mythology, and Meta-Halacha in Sukkah 5b

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While the Talmud serves as the basis of traditional Jewish law, its pages are replete with diversions and tangents, sometimes fantastical and sometimes super-technical. Later codes of law edited many of these details out in favor of a more linear and apparently logical presentation of Jewish law. These talmudic "digressions," however, remain crucial to our understanding of the basis for halachah and its philisophical underpinnings. In this session, we will examine one such "digression" in the first chapter of the Tractate Succah and analyze the significance of its structure to our understanding of Jewish law.

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Daniel Popper

Danny Popper arrived in Seattle five years ago for technological pursuits, but has been an active member in multiple congregations, leading both text studies and services. He is proud to be married to Malka Adatto Popper, a lifelong educator currently serving as the Assistant Head... Read More →

Sunday January 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm PST