Me’ah Select: Jewish Holidays in Jewish Law and Custom

February 25, 2020 Newton Centre $350.00
(Photo: Bracha Brym-Lavee)
(Photo: Bracha Brym-Lavee)

Join us for “Values in Practice: The Jewish Holidays in Jewish Law and Custom” with instructor Rabbi Benjamin Samuels.

Imagine a rolling ball. As it rolls, the ball revolves, even as it advances forward. So, too, the Jewish calendar. Over the cycling course of the Jewish year, we rehearse the Jewish story, shape our identities and reimagine our personal potential, reaffirm our national destiny and experience the full gamut of human emotion: celebration, mourning, inspired responses to calls to kindness and justice, and reliving formative experiences as if for the first time. Embedded in all our ritual practices are the core values of Jewish living and aspiration.

In this course, we will study the Jewish calendar and yearly holiday cycle. We will highlight the primary mitzvot and ritual practices of the year, and study deeply their historical roots and religious power.

This 10-week course will meet weekly on Tuesdays from Feb. 25 to May 12 (except for holidays).

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Me’ah Select is a one-semester, in-depth exploration of a specific theme, text, personality or slice of Jewish history, taught at the college level but without papers and assignments. It is led by outstanding instructors from the Me’ah Classic faculty.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hebrew College
160 Herrick Rd
Newton Centre, MA 02459
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