Rohr Jewish Learning Institute in Fair Lawn to hold program

Posted Thursday, Feb 6th, 2014

'To Be a Jew in the Free World'

Fair Lawn - The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present "To Be a Jew in the Free World: Jewish Identity Through the Lens of Modern History."

Rabbi Bergstein of Anshei Lubavitch will conduct the sessions at 8 p.m. on Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb. 23, March 2 and March 9 in Fair Lawn.

"In To Be a Jew in the Free World," participants will confront questions of allegiance and issues in which Judaism and contemporary society appear to be in conflict. Looking into the past, the course explores a series of fascinating case studies, such as arguments made in the 1650s to convince Oliver Cromwell to readmit Jews to England, and how Ulysses S. Grant's 1862 expulsion of the Jews became a defining issue in his presidential election.

Interested students may call 201-362-2712 or visit for registration and other course-related information. JLI courses are presented in Fair Lawn in conjunction with Anshei Lubavitch.

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