Promoting Jewish Cultural Literacy In Northbrook

Posted Tuesday, Oct 18th, 2011

Debunking the Myths

The Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present Fascinating Facts: Exploring the Myths and Mysteries of Judaism; the six-session course will commence November 8.

Rabbi Meir Moscowitz of Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook will conduct the six course sessions at Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook’s new location 2095 Landwehr Rd Northbrook on Tuesday morning 10:00-11:30am and evening 7:30-9:00pm.

"As the People of the Book, we strongly believe Jews should know the richness of their Jewish heritage," explains Rabbi Moscowitz, the local JLI instructor, “and that is what we hope to accomplish in Northbrook with this entertaining new educational offering.”

Spanning a wide range of intriguing subjects, Fascinating Facts includes sessions on Jewish myth and urban legend, biblical stories and events, Jewish foods, the Hebrew language, life cycle events, and mysteries of the occult. The course will address issues such as the Jewish view on Satan and the evil eye, whether angels have wings, and why pork is considered the quintessential non-kosher food.

"We've designed this course as a fun and insightful overview of Jewish heritage to promote a Jewish cultural literacy within the community," says Rabbi Zalman Abraham, of JLI's Brooklyn Headquarters, "We aim to enlighten even the most seasoned trivia buffs with a treasure trove of 'Who knew?' Jewish factoids."

Like all JLI programs, Fascinating Facts is designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning.

Interested students may call 847-564- 8770 or visit for registration and other course-related information. 

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