New Classes Explore Judaism’s Relevance in Modern Life

Posted Friday, Oct 19th, 2012
Jewish Times of Southern New Jersey

Chabad at the Shore’s Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) new Torah Studies course – classes that explore Judaism’s relevance in modern life – begins this week with “Mirror on the Wall: Why What You See in Others is a Reflection of Yourself,” on Friday, Oct. 19, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.

Two people witness the same event, one finds flaw, while the other sees opportunity. Why do people see things differently? What do our interpretations reveal about who we are? And how can paying more attention to them help us become better people?

All 12 classes, originally scheduled to take place at the Linwood Library, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.,will be held at the Egg Harbor Township Library, 1 Swift Ave., Egg Harbor Township. There is a $5 suggested donation; you may purchase a course textbook for $55. Call 609-822-8500 to register or visit

Following is the course syllabus for the remaining classes:

Friday, Oct. 26, 12:15 p.m., For the Sake of Love: How to
Nurture Unconditional Love

Friday, Nov. 2, 12:15 p.m., Livening The Human Core: How
to Get Up when Life is Down

Friday, Nov. 16, 12:15 p.m., will include Behind the Wedding
Ring: Steps to Acquiring a Flourishing Marriage,
scheduled for Friday, Nov. 9, along with Living to Laugh: Humor
as our Reason for Being

Friday, Nov. 23, 12:15 p.m., Jacob's Ladder: Actualizing
Your Higher Calling

Friday, Nov. 30, 12:15 p.m., A Love Called Hatred: The
Fascinating Story of King Menasheh

Friday, Dec. 7, 12:15 p.m., The Tune of
Ambivalence: Navigating Through Tough Existential Dilemmas

Friday, Dec. 14, 12:15 p.m., Decorate, Then Sweep: Starting
Out on a Positive Note

Friday, Dec. 21, 12:15 p.m., Reconstructing Crossed
Lines: An Exploration of the Workings of Teshuvah

Friday, Dec. 28, 12:15 p.m., Deaf to Nuance: The Positive Side to Selective Hearing

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