Limmud Chavruta Project
Over 25 years the Limmud Chavruta Project has published a diverse collection of texts and questions to get you thinking. Why not order one for today and create a chavruta partnership for 2023?
£6.50 per book (plus P&P), or teachers/community groups may order a PDF version with a suggested donation of £18*
Scroll down this page to review our collection of books, then click here to order any of our books in hard copy.
*For our PDF Chavruta to be used, we are asking that our resources are used either in their entirety or as whole chapters and that they are only used for educational purposes.
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What is Chavruta?
Chavruta means ‘friendship’ or ‘partnership’ and is a deeply traditional form of Jewish learning where two people explore Jewish texts together. Still used by every Talmud student to this day, this method is a dialogue between the participants, which encourages friendly debate and crafts meaning and ownership of the texts. Chavruta is not only an opportunity to increase one’s knowledge but should be a transformative experience. It is truly the quintessential Jewish learning technique.
Our Chavruta Book Collection
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Our year-long educational project in 2018, in partnership with UJIA, marked 70 years of Israel’s independence. Over the course of 12 months, we released five resources that explored Israel from five different angles, connected to the themes of five of the festivals.
Please also pass the PDF resources onto anyone else you think might be interested in deepening their understanding. It’s free to download and distribute.
Download our Shavuot resource on the theme of Pilgrimage, perfect for a Tikkun Leyl Shavuot
Study the theme of Freedom
Study Megillat HaAtzma’ut (the Declaration of Independence) with us.
The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important Jewish texts of modern times, and this e-resource offers you the chance to be in dialogue with it and with a range of other texts, traditional and modern, that will help you to deepen your engagement with Israel, Jewish history and the values that underpin Israel at its foundation and today. Whether you choose to focus on one particular paragraph of the Declaration or study it all, we encourage you to find a partner to learn with and engage in conversation about independence, Israel and your own identity.
Download our Sukkot resource on the theme of Shelter
This is the first ever Sukkot resource created by the Limmud Chavruta Project. Inspired by the symbolism of the sukkah, lulav, and etrog, we invite you to explore the theme of Shelter through the lenses of Sukkot and Israel. When is a home permanent and when is it temporary? Is dwelling in the sukkah the realisation of an ideal or a call to action? Who should seek shelter in the State of Israel? How does God shelter us, and how do we shelter God?