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Sura and Pumbedita - Talmudic Academies
Summer Day Camp - Adventures Around the Ancient World
Hike with the Museum to Lachish
Special tour - guided tour in French
Bein Hametzarim - Gallery Talk
Weekend Family Fun
Wednesday Evenings By the Rivers of Babylon
August Family Fun

Wednesdays at 19:30 | Free with Museum admission*

 1/7/15 – "The Many Voices of the Book of Lamentations", Prof. Ed Greenstein, Bar Ilan Univ., Hebrew

Sura and Pumbedita – Talmudic Academies
The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem and Beit Midrash Elul invite you to this special series of meetings held in the spirit of the Talmudic academies of Sura and Pumbedita, the ancient "universities" of the Jewish people.

These academies, where the Babylonian Talmud was debated and edited, existed for over 800 years, between the 3rd and 11th centuries CE. They served as the cultural and spiritual center of the Jewish people, and the nourishing setting in which the Jewish identity we know today was formulated. Join us as we travel back in time to the Talmudic academies of Babylon, experience their educational methodology, learning, and yearning for Zion.

8/7/15Session 1– Forgetting the Teaching of Babylon – The Physical and Spiritual Journeys of Talmudic Scholars Between Eretz-Israel and Babylon.
19:00-21:00 – An evening of learning circles  and Chavrutot. led by Beit Midrash Elul moderators.

15/7/15 - Session 2 Mesivta – The Virtue of Learning
18:30 – Talmudic Scholars for a Moment – Learning circles in the spirit of the ancient yeshiva, with Beit Midrash Elul moderators on: teacher-student relationships, controversy and its limits, scholars and philistines, and the power of Chavruta.
19:30 – The Ancient Universities of the People of Israel,  Lecture by Rabbi Dr. Binyamin Lau

22/7/15 – Session 3 – "A decree the public cannot stand" – The Destruction of the Temple and the Shaping of Memory
19.30. – Seminar led by Shlomit Ravitzky Tur-Paz, Executive Director of  Beit Midrash Elul


29/7/15 – To Be Announced

*Please note start times for the Sura and Pumbedita series.
** Sura and Pumbedita series –
Free for museum members only.

Non-members – Entrance ticket to the BLMJ.

Advanced reservation for lectures and learning sessions required.

All programs subject to change







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