BET MIDRASH SHETACH
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What is The Bet midrash shetach?
The Bet Midrash Shetach is a Traveling Bet Midrash where the Torah learning takes place on site! In other words, we learn torah as a group out where the particular sugya or topic being discussed appears in the field! It could be a place mentioned in the mekorot (texts), or relating to things we see in the field. The shiurim are generally accompanied with source sheets relating to the sugya at hand. Currently, there are two tracks available:
The tours do not include transportation, however, we will try to help facilitate rides as much as possible! Please see the frequently asked questions below for more details.
Additionally, the schedule as it appear is not final. While there will likely be some changes in schedule, we will do our best to notify all those who sign up as early as possible.
Frequently asked questions
מהו בית מידרש שטח
The Bet Midrash Shetach is a Traveling Bet Midrash where the Torah learning takes place on site! In other words, we learn Torah as a group out where the particular sugya or topic being discussed appears in the field! it could be a place mentioned in the mekorot (texts), or relating to things we see in the field. The shiurim are generally accompanied with source sheets relating to the sugya at hand.
Who is The Bet Midrash Shetach for?
While everyone who is interested is invited, being as it does involve real learning, It is recommended mainly for ages 12 and up. Ages though are flexible. If there is someone younger but interested then bring them along! if there is someone over 12 but not interested- perhaps recommend something more fitting to their interests.
Is there a cost for the tours?
Yes and no. in theory there is a cost, but before going into the details of it, being as these are Torah tours- there is no such thing as not being able to join because of the guiding fee! Anyone who feels they won't be able to join or won't be able to join us because of the fee should please just come and not worry about it. We have never turned anyone a way for the tour not being in their budget, and economical concerns are never a reason for someone to not be invited to learn Torah!!! So please join us weather it is in your budget right now or not! The guiding fee is only for ages 12 and up as that is who the tour is geared towards. That being said, for those who can find it within their budget, there is a guiding fee for the tours. Please understand that the following fee only includes guiding! That means that transportation, food and occasional entrance fees are not included.The guiding fee is 55 shekels per person per tour. There will generally be at least one tour per week (with more options offered in bein hazmanim- break seasons). For those wanting a discount, it is possible to purchase a yearly membership for 650 shekels for the year! That means that it is less than the cost of joining one tour per month! With the yearly membership though, you are of course welcome to join us for more than just a monthly tour without any additional guiding fee payments. Please note that these discounted prices and are likely to rise in the coming years.
What do we do about food and transportation?
It is recommended to pack a lunch or snack for the day as we will often not have access to set places to buy food. As far as transportation- , everyone who signs up will receive a link with the destination so that they can easily find it by GPS. It is upon each member to arrange their transportation. That being said, everyone who expresses interest in a tour will be sent a table requesting if they are looking to offer or accept a ride, and for how many people. It is strongly requested that everyone who has space to offer a ride so that everyone has the opportunity to learn. it is also mandatory for those accepting a ride to offer to chip in to cover gas!
How do we receive details of upcoming tours?
For those signed up to receive updates, the details and updates sent to you automatically please feel free to sign up for them below for free. You will also receive notifications of summaries and pictures form the tour that have been posted. If you don’t yet wish to sign up to automatically receive updates on specific tours feel free to contact and ask. Most of the details about eh tours are posted a week or two before the tour itself, and will also be sent to those who are signed up to receive our updates. Details include, time frame (many tours are half day tours), difficulty levels, meeting points, fees other than guiding fees, and 'tremp list' for offering/finding rides.
When are the tours?
Currently, there are generally English tours on Sundays and Hebrew tours on Fridays. There are additional tours during the ben hazmanim periods (break seasons).
Where are the tours held?
Where ever the Torah brings us throughout Eretz Yisrael!
How physically challenging are the tours?
Difficulty levels range from easy to difficult and will be noted at least a week in advance.