Thursday, October 10, 2013

Online Talmud Study Tonight!: Do We Actually Stone the Wicked Son?

One of the most disturbing parts of the Torah is the commandment to stone the wicked and rebellious son.  Are moderns the only folks disturbed by this injunction?  How did the rabbis deal with this complex and troubling passage?

We will discuss tonight, October 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm on google+.

You can access the text here.


1) Go to 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)
4) An 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!