Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Online Talmud Class: Laughing with the Rabbis

Our next Talmud class will be tomorrow night, Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm-8:30 pm.

In honor of my Colby Janplan class, I'll be teaching humorous sugyot from the Talmud.  The sources were culled by my esteemed colleague, Rabbi Matthew Soffer of Boston, MA.  You can read the texts in advance by clicking here.

This will be a great way for a friends from afar to join in on the learning!

If you want to be sure to get a personal email with the link, please RSVP to

Here are the instructions on how to prepare your computer:

and click on “Install voice and video chat”. It will take a few minutes, so let it finish its installation. Depending on your computer, you may have to restart before it will work.
2) Go to

and sign in with your gmail account if you have one (if not, click on ‘sign up’ at the top)
a. It will ask you to sign up for Google+…make sure you do this!

3) When it asks you to ‘add people’, search for “Rachel Isaacs” and add me! (it’s the one with a picture of me in a black robe and red academic scarf -- see above.)

4) A half hour before the class, I will send out an email to everyone of my google+ friends with a link to the class. Click on the link and wait to see me!!