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Orayta Men’s Learning Mission Dec 4th-10th, 2017

  •          Study Torah in a former Crusader fortress overlooking the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem 
  •          Learn and dialogue with some of the top rabbis field of Jewish education today, including Orayta’s Roshei Yeshiva: Rav David Aaron, Rav Yitzchak Blau and Rav Binny Freedman.
  •          Engage in the exploration of challenging classical texts in one-to-one study partnership with a peer.
  •          Absorb the feeling of joining in small and large group lectures and shiurim together with Oryata students.
  •          Participate in small-group study tailored to the mission on such diverse subjects as:

o   Gemara B’iyun – In-Depth Talmud Study and Analysis

o   “Soul Powered Parenting”

o   “Nachmanides on the Torah: The History and Literary Approach of One of The All Time Greats”

o   Jewish Medical Ethics: End of Life Care - A Sensitive Approach to A Highly Sensitive Issue

o   “What is the Purpose of Jewish Law?”

o   “Turning Prayer Upside Down”

o   “Journey of the Soul”

o   Classical Issues in Jewish Thought

  •          Share in high level group discussion with new friends from across the globe.
  •          See Jewish history come to life on educational tours to often overlooked sites
  •          Experience the uplift of a song filled and spiritually recharging Shabbat at Orayta.


Dates:  Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7 p.m.   –   Sunday, December 10 at 3:30 p.m.

Program Times:  There is much to learn and experience, and so our days will be understandably full but not marathons. (Of course, if you’d like to keep a full Orayta learning schedule and experience “late night in the Beis”, you’re more than welcome!”). Most mornings will begin at approximately 9:15am.  Several of the evenings will include special programming after dinner, but that will come after a bit of recovery time available in the afternoon.  Tuesday and Wednesday evenings will conclude with dinners ending at approximately 7pm, if you would like to arrange to see friends or go out.  Friday is an off day until Shabbat services begin at 4:30pm.  If you would like more time to spend with family and friends then please feel free to arrive a few days early or stay a few days afterwards.  There’s never enough time when you are visiting Israel!

Administrative Fee: $375 registration fee is due by October 31, 2017. Registration may be handled at www.orayta.org/support-orayta/general-payment.html.  Please be sure to note "Orayta Men’s Learning Mission" on the memo line.  

Logistics: Lodging, Meals and Travel: Participants are responsible for their own lodging, some meals, and travel expenses. The Sephardic House Hotel in the Jewish quarter is a convenient 2-minute walk from the yeshiva.  Our travel agent, Sora Steiger of Ariel Tours, can help you with flights and hotels if you would like. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Breakfast is included with the price of most hotels in Israel, and daily lunches and Shabbat meals will be eaten with the yeshiva. 

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