JET's 2022 Yarchei Kallah: Weeklong Extravaganza line up includes JET's wisest talent, Rabbi Zischa Shaps, with Finding Rivka.
This text-based class will explore the search for a wife for Yitzchak. Why did Avraham send Eliezer back to his birthplace to find a wife? Why was the well such a great place to meet your bashert? What are the characteristics to look for in a spouse and how much should we rely on "signs" from heaven? Using the classic commentaries, this class will dig deep to uncover the lessons that lie beneath the surface.
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.