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UpcomingThe Secret Life of The Psalms

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  • Mondays | 12-1:30pm
    November 5, 2018 - December 10, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    - Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 | Dec 3, 10

  Hidden within the poetry of the psalms are ancient Near Eastern myths that tell of primordial chaos and creation, and battles among the gods for divine supremacy amid rebellion, destruction and triumph. In this course, we will uncover the many ways these ancient and powerful stories are woven into the imagery (more…)

UpcomingMaimonides: The Man and His Genius

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  • Mondays | 6:30-8pm
    November 5, 2018 - December 10, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    - Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 | Dec 3, 10

  Maimonides was one of the greatest geniuses in all of history, a rabbi, doctor and philosopher in both the Jewish and Islamic spheres. In this course, we will read selections from his works and consider what they teach us about being a “modern” person in a diverse and complex world. The (more…)

UpcomingThe Heart of Kabbalah: Introduction to the Book of Zohar

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  • Mondays | 6:30-8pm
    November 5, 2018 - December 10, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    - Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 | Dec 3, 10

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  The textual wellspring of Kabbalah, the Zohar has long influenced Jewish and Christian scholars, mystics, teachers and laymen. The esoteric wisdom that pours from its pages has been described as written by someone who “experienced the common fears of Mankind as profoundly as anyone.” In this course, we will analyze the (more…)

UpcomingThe Jewish Family in American Cinema

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  • Mondays | 6:30-9:15pm
    November 5, 2018 - December 10, 2018
    6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
    - Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 | Dec 3, 10

  Recognizing that films can provide unique insight into 20th- and 21st-century life, we will examine six films about the American Jewish family. By analyzing Marjorie Morningstar, Goodbye Columbus, Avalon, A Serious Man and others, we will gain a deeper understanding of how Jewish family life has evolved within the American landscape . . (more…)

UpcomingArtists’ Beit Midrash: Re-Reading Torah

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  • Mondays | 7-9pm
    November 5, 2018 - December 10, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    - Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 | Dec 3, 10

  The stories from our ancient tradition can be challenging to modern-day sensibilities, yet Jews are committed to their retelling. In this class, we will explore some of our most controversial tales through multiple lenses, both ancient and modern. Incorporating rabbinic, feminist and psychological approaches, we will explore new ways to interpret, (more…)