Torah Study: Exploring the 613 Mitzvot
Saturdays, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Shabbat Worship follows,10:30 a.m.
Rabbi Simlai taught: There were 613 mitzvot (commandments) given to Moses in the Torah, consisting of 365 prohibitions, which correspond to the number of days in the solar year, and 248 positive commandments, which correspond to the number of a person’s limbs. -Babylonian Talmud, Makkot 23b
We will be studying the 613 Mitzvot (Commandments) of the Torah – the guidelines and principles that are the essence of the Torah and form the framework for Jewish life. Together, week to week, we will learn what each of the 613 Mitzvot are, and explore how they can enrich our lives as 21st-century Reform Jews.
Discuss the Torah portion of the week over fresh bagels, juice and coffee. Sessions led by our clergy. Newcomers welcome.