JET's 2021 Yarchei Kallah: Weeklong Extravaganza line up includes local community leader, Rabbi David Rotenberg as he discusses From Rules to Relationships: Understanding the Torah's 613 Opportunities
Observing 613 commandments sounds difficult and demanding. Is Judaism only about following laws and limits? This weeklong series explores how the mitzvot of the Torah are actually opportunities to develop our relationships - with God, with each other, and even with ourselves. Join us for one day or all five!
The JET Yarchei Kallah is modeled after the description of the Yarchei Kallah in the Talmud. In the two months of the year (Elul and Adar) when agricultural activity was less demanding, Jews would take the opportunity to return to the study halls to reinvigorate their Torah knowledge, thus strengthening their ties to Judaism. The word Kallah means assembly; Yarchei means month; hence the term refers to those months when they would assemble to study Torah.