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Sunday, June 7 • 10:00am - 11:00am
From the Mountain to the Sea: The Transmission of Oral Torah

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It is a commonplace, oft repeated, that the ancient rabbis believed their traditions to have originated with Moses at Sinai. But if that is so, how were those traditions transmitted, and by what means were they distilled into the Talmud?

In this session, we will explore the Talmud's understanding of that precise chain of transmission, from Moses in the first generation, down to Ravina and Rav Ashi in the fortieth. Along the way we will remark upon some of the contributions of those individuals credited with this transmission, and the other texts that they were believed to have composed.

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Simon Holloway

Simon Holloway is an Education Officer at the Sydney Jewish Museum, where he runs seminars on the Holocaust. He has a PhD in Classical Hebrew, but spends most of his time studying the rabbinic literature. He also has two children, whom he subjects to the Talmud on a daily basis.

Sunday June 7, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am AEST