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What happens when you survey 30,000 people, asking them to submit the questions they are most curious about, and address those enigmas with insights from some of the greatest minds in Jewish history?

That is what we did. The result: The Jewish Course of Why.

Judaism is known for its rational basis, as a place where questions are freely asked and ideas are freely debated. It is that spirit of questioning and discovery that you will encounter in The Jewish Course of Why.

Are you ready to give your Judaism the intellection you know it deserves? Are you prepared to tackle the quizzical, queer, and seemingly-unanswerable questions about Jewish belief and practice? Then signup today for The Jewish Course of Why.

The topics of this course span a diverse range, 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 othermazal 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.

Instructor: Rabbi Yochonon Goldman
Where: Historic Congregation B’nai Abraham, 527 Lombard St.
When: For six Tuesday evenings, starting February 9.
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Fee:$99 (textbook included).
For more information please call 215-238-2100
or email rabbi@phillyshul.com
 

 

Upcoming events
Dec. 14, 2017
Dec. 17, 2017
Family Chanukah Celebration at 3:30pm at the Ethical Society followed by Menorah Lighting at 5:00pm
Dec. 24, 2017
Kick start your week with Talmud. Study one of the most classical and important texts within Judaism. Challenge your mind with the complex and exciting passages the Talmud holds. Its roller ...
Dec. 31, 2017
Kick start your week with Talmud. Study one of the most classical and important texts within Judaism. Challenge your mind with the complex and exciting passages the Talmud holds. Its roller ...
At the IJL you will have many opportunities to expand the mind, excite the heart and touch the soul, through a wide range of learning, connection and outreach venues, where experience is paramount and questions are encouraged and embraced.

Come, let's learn together!