Discovering Talmudic Principles

New Talmud Course: 

Tales of Light
The Talmud on Chanukah

This three-part Talmud series will be exploring the second chapter of tractate Shabbat, analyzing the nature of the miracle of the “jug of oil” and the Talmudic debate on the precise amount of candles required to be lit each of the eight days of Chanukah.

Tuesdays Dec. 3, 10, and Thursday Dec. 19 | 7:30 - 8:30 pm  

Chabad of Richmond 
4775 Blundell Road, Richmond

Instructor: Rabbi Binyomin Bitton

The Jug of Oil 
The Talmud on Chanukah, Lesson 1

This class will be analyzing the Talmud’s description of the Chanukah miracle, and offer three ways to understand the miracle of the “jug of oil” that burnt throughout the eight days of Chanukah.

One to Eight or Eight to One?
The Talmud on Chanukah, Lesson 2

This class will be examining the Talmud’s discussion on how many Chanukah lights should be kindled on each night of Chanukah. Explore the different opinions and possibilities and their respective reasoning. If you think it’s simple, then it may be a lot more nuanced than you imagine.

Striving for Greater Heights
The Talmud on Chanukah, Lesson 3

This class will be analyzing the Talmud’s two opinions into the reasoning for the amount of lights one kindles on each night of Chanukah. A closer look at the reasons offered, reveals three practical ramifications between these two perspectives. There’s more to the story of the Chanukah flames…


A program presented by Chabad of Richmond