Judaism course begins this week in Edwards

Posted Monday, Nov 7th, 2011
Vail Daily

EDWARDS, Colorado — The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will present “Fascinating Facts: Exploring the Myths and Mysteries of Judaism,” a six-session course that will commence this week.

Rabbi Dovid Mintz of the Chabad Jewish Center will conduct the six course sessions at 7:15 p.m. on six consecutive Wednesdays starting this Wednesday at the Inn at Riverwalk in Edwards.

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.”

“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. All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple, or other house of worship.

Interested students may call 970-476-7887 or visit www.JewishVail.com for registration and other course-related information. JLI courses are presented in the Vail Valley in conjunction with the Chabad Jewish Center.

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