Maimonides: Speaking to Us Across the Ages

January 21, 2016 Boston $375.00 - $695.00 0

Join us for an exciting new adult education opportunity — Me’ah Select at The Boston Synagogue.

Register now for “Fateful Encounter: Relations Between Jews And Muslims in the Medieval and the Modern Islamic World” in Fall 2015 with Professor Jacob Meskin, and “Maimonides: Speaking to Us Across the Ages” in Winter/Spring 2016 with Professor Reuven Cohn. Thursdays at 7PM.

All are welcome!

“Maimonides: Speaking to Us Across the Ages” Winter/Spring 2016 with Rabbi Reuven Z. Cohn, J.D.

Who is Moses Maimonides? Does this scholar born some 880 years ago in Muslim Spain matter to us today? The title of a recent book by a leading scholar calls Maimonides ‘one of civilization’s greatest minds.’ Another leading scholar asks us to ponder how the Jewish world today would be different if Maimonides had never lived.

Closer to home, many of us may well have a copy of A Maimonides Reader sitting quietly on a bookshelf. In this course, our goal is to become so thoroughly acquainted with Maimonides’ thinking that we will break the binding on this outstanding anthology.

As we search together for meaning and insight, we will find Maimonides to be starkly modern at times, and highly traditional at other times. At the end of the course, we will be better acquainted with this renowned, creative, profound and complex individual.

Me’ah Select is a dynamic new opportunity for adults of all ages and backgrounds. Our two course offerings for the Fall and Spring semesters explore fascinating themes, texts and personalities, including the relationship between Jews and Muslims beginning in Medieval times.

Fall — “Fateful Encounter: Relations Between Jews And Muslims in the Medieval and the Modern Islamic World” with Professor Jacob Meskin

Spring — “Maimonides: Speaking to Us Across the Ages” with Professor Reuven Cohn

These courses consist of 10 sessions per semester, and will be facilitated by two exceptional teachers from the Greater Boston Academic Community.

Please note: Me’ah Classic is not a prerequisite. Knowledge of Hebrew is not required. All are welcome!

To register for this course, please complete the registration form and submit payment via PayPal at or in a check made payable to The Boston Synagogue (with Me’ah Select in the memo) and sent to The Boston Synagogue at 55 Martha Road, Boston, MA 02114.

Event Location: Boston Synagogue
55 Martha Rd., Boston, Massachusetts, 02114

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Thursday, January 21, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Boston Synagogue
55 Martha Rd
Boston, MA 02114
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$375.00 Fall
$375.00 Spring
$695.00 Fall & Spring

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