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Get Matched with a Study Partner for a Tu Bishvat Talmud Study

Hosted By: My Jewish Learning, Sefaria

Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Tu Bishvat, the birthday of the trees, with a unique one-on-one learning opportunity.

On January 28th, you can join a live, one-on-one video study session. This form of study is known as havruta learning (Aramaic for “friendship”) and has been a common way of understanding the Talmud since ancient times. Using a study guide specially prepared by My Jewish Learning, you and a partner will be guided through a series of texts about Tu Bishvat and the Jewish relationship to trees.

Three time slots are available to accommodate our readers from around the world:

  • 9:00 am ET/6:00 am PT
  • 12:00 pm ET/9:00 am PT
  • 7:00 pm ET/4:00 pm PT

Here’s how to participate:

You’ll be randomly paired with another Talmud learner for a live video chat study session.

The experience will be best on your laptop/desktop computer and using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. You can download Chrome here and download Firefox here. It will not work on Internet Explorer.

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