Messiah, Complex: The Messianic Idea in Judaism

February 25, 2019 Newton $325.00
(Photo: RobertHoetink/iStock)
(Photo: RobertHoetink/iStock)

Since late antiquity, Judaism has proposed the audacious idea of a Messiah—a redemptive figure that will herald a new epoch in human history. We will explore the development of this idea in its most provocative incarnations: from the Bible, the Talmud, the classical siddur and medieval Kabbalah; through Zionism, liberal Jewish movements, Chabad and modern understandings of tikkun olam.

We will explore how the messianic idea has proved valuable for preserving hope during times of duress, and how it has proved to be dangerous and scandalous at other moments in Jewish history.

With Rabbi Neal Gold.

Meets: Mondays, 7:45-9:45 p.m., beginning Feb. 25

Full class schedule: Feb. 25; March 4, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 29; May 6, 13, 20 (No class on April 15 or 22; snow/sick day TBD)

Financial aid is available thanks to generous support from CJP; please contact for details.

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Monday, February 25, 2019, 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
* Registration closes on February 18th at 11:55 pm
Temple Emanuel
385 Ward St
Newton, MA 02459
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$325.00 Per adult

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