Beit Midrash

“Which is greater, learning or doing? . . . Learning is great because learning leads to doing.” (Babylonian Talmud, Kiddushin 4Social Justice Beit Midrash0b)

In a circular response to their own question, the rabbis created a continuum between learning and doing, emphasizing each as part of one whole. In the fullness of Jewish life, holy deeds are rooted in holy texts. Learning, itself a way of active engagement, is meant to inspire and guide in all manner of mitzvot, whether between people and God or people and people.


** There is a monthly Black Lives Matter vigil in our neighborhood, at the First Baptist Church in JP (633 Centre St), from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. on the first Thursday of each month. The next vigil will be held on July 5th, 5:30 -6:30 pm. The speaker this month will be  Fatima Ahmed, Deputy Director of the Muslim Justice League, an organization that educates, organizes and advocates for human and civil rights that are violated or threatened under national security pretexts.