Gemara: The Essence of the Talmud

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How the Gemara is Studied

Talmudic teachings have been most often studied in groups or pairs-- among masters and students and/or between two partners in learning. A pair of study partners is called a havruta. The havruta-style provides a challenging, lively, and intimate environment in which to explore the rich spiritual and intellectual depths of the Talmud.

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