Orlando to Join Worldwide Release of SoulQuest

Posted Friday, Oct 23rd, 2009
Orlando Judaism Examiner

Orlando to Join Worldwide Release of SoulQuest

October 22, 4:35 PMOrlando Judaism ExaminerCathleen Manville

This November, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will unveil its fall course, SoulQuest: The Journey Through Life, Death, and Beyond. The twin mysteries of life and death have fascinated philosophers and laymen alike since the dawn of time. Many questions have been asked, but far fewer have been answered.

“This is a classic case of the market creating the demand for this course,” says local JLI instructor, Rabbi Yosef Konikov. “We have received consistent requests from students to create a course that addresses these issues head on. Sooner or later, everybody must reckon with questions of their own mortality.”

“This course addresses the most commonly asked questions about the soul’s journey,” says Rabbi Yisrael Rice, the course author. “And then some not-so-common questions that many people have never even thought of.”

“Though there are many traditions that deal with the nature of the soul and its journey through this life and beyond,” continues Rice, “this course reveals a counterintuitive conclusion that is unique to the Jewish tradition.”

Participants will find comfort in understanding the soul’s journey. Additionally, the course consistently brings the study of our before and after back to its practical ramifications of day-to-day living.

Lessons will examine a range of classic Jewish sources, drawing extensively from the Talmud and Kabbalah.

Rabbi Yosef Konikov of Chabad of South Orlando will be teaching this course at The Jack & Lee Rosen Jewish Community Center in South Orlando for six Tuesdays, starting Nov. 3rd at 7pm, and potential students are welcome to call (407) 354-3660 for more information.

SoulQuest, like all of JLI’s courses, is designed for people at all levels of Jewish knowledge. Participants without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning can attend and enjoy this course. All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not to be a member of any particular synagogue or temple. For further information, please contact Rabbi Yosef Konikov, [email protected] 407.354.3660.

For more information, please visit the SoulQuest website or the Chabad of South Orlando.

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