The Jewish Course of Why: 50 Fun, Complex, & Controversial Questions about Jews & Judaism

February 23, 2016 Newton $100.00 0
Jars of Gefilte Fish sit on the shelves awaiting purchase from consumers at McCaffrey's Passover Store in Yardley, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
Jars of Gefilte Fish sit on the shelves awaiting purchase from consumers at McCaffrey's Passover Store in Yardley, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Give your Judaism the intellection it deserves as you discuss and debate the most quizzical, controversial, and seemingly unanswerable questions about Jewish belief and practice.

No religion is known for its rational basis and its welcoming of questions and intellectual debate quite like Judaism. As Jews we understand that curiosity is the greatest impetus for learning, and that our propensity to question is what propels us to constantly explore new ideas and discover new insights.

The Jewish Course of Why spans a diverse range of topics, from fun, light, and off-the-beaten-track questions, to more complex and controversial issues. Ever wondered why there are so many Jews in Hollywood? Why Jews eat gefilte fish and cholent and wish each other mazal tov and l’chaim? Why the Bible sanctions slavery and animal sacrifices? What is the cause of antisemitism? What does Judaism say about Christianity? About the role of women in Jewish life? You will also gain insight into mysterious Jewish practices, strange biblical narratives, and enigmas of Jewish identity.

6 Tuesdays starting February 23, 2016

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When
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
* Registration closes on February 23rd

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm

Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm

Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Where
Beth Menachem Chabad
349 Dedham St
Newton, MA 02459
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Price
$100.00 Course, including materials

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