Monday, August 10, 2020

Students in Rabbi Israel’s eighth grade Talmud class Skype with the former Connecticut State’s Attorney, David Cohen. (Credit David Israel)

Bi-Cultural Day School students recently combined the use of Skype technology with the study of Talmud. Rabbi Israel’s eighth grade Talmud class studied sections of the Talmud concerning crimes committed directly and those committed through an agent. Students studied the original texts as well as some renowned cases in which these laws have played a critical role, such as the Nuremberg Trials following World War II. In closing this section of the course, Rabbi Israel invited former Connecticut State’s Attorney, David Cohen, who now lives in Jerusalem, to teach the final class via Skype. Cohen and the students discussed the relevant sections of the Talmud and compared Jewish Law with American, British and Israeli Law.

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