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About Pirka

I am Rabbi Amy Levin, founder of Pirka: Mobile Jewish Learning.

About Pirka

"Mobile Jewish Learning" means that engaging, intellectually challenging (and fun!) Jewish learning comes right to you wherever you are.  All you need is a computer with a camera and microphone or a tablet device, an internet connection and an itch to know more about Jewish tradition, text, life, identity, values, practice ....


Through Pirka, you can determine your own Learning Path by registering for one of my predesigned courses or contacting me to create a customized Learning Path for you individually or with a group of friends.

If you are interested in knowing more about me, read some of my writing, watch some videos of me speaking and teaching, you are invited to visit my website:

Feel free to contact me by email any time.

What is this word "Pirka?"

During the talmudic period (200-500 CE), teachers would emerge from the בתי מדרש / batei midrash / houses of study to offer lessons to the general public.  This type of learning was called פירקא / pirka / a study session.  

This was a continuation of a core principle first established in the Torah, in the book of Deuteronomy, that everyone should have access to learning, not just scholars and kohanim / priests.


"You shall read this Teaching before all Israel, in their hearing. Assemble the people, the men and the women and the little ones ... so that they may hear and so that they may learn..." (Deuteronomy 31:11-12)

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