Learning, Teaching, Being

in European Judaism
Author: Dow Marmur1
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The first challenge I encountered at the Leo Baeck College when I came in 1957 was the imperative to learn. The lecturers wanted the students to study so that they would know Judaism. It was torah lishmah. Though the College was a professional school, the teachers seemed determined that, before we learnt to run congregations, we would know how to walk through texts – hence the emphasis on Bible and Talmud.