Winter Beit Midrash

The Men's Winter Beit Midrash of the Center for Modern Torah Leadership is a one-week full-day (approximately 9am to 9pm) experience of intense and exhilarating learning with Rabbi Aryeh Klapper. We will seek to reclaim halakhic issues from controversy and study them non-controversially, i.e. from unmediated primary sources and without an agenda other than Talmud Torah. Our topics for this year are the position of the Ritva's teacher regarding נמצא אחד מהן קרוב או פסול and the possibility of זכין מאדם שלא בפניו in the context of gittin.  

Admission is open to men capable of traditional learning at a high level. Tuition will be $120. Scholarships are available as necessary. The program will be hosted at the West Side Institutional Synagogue and lunch and dinner will be provided. The program will run from 10:30am Sunday, January 10 through 9:30am Friday, Jan. 15, 2016.

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