Class in Edwards examines Judaism

Posted Sunday, Aug 3rd, 2014
Vail Daily

EDWARDS — The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute is presenting “Fascinating Facts: Exploring the Myths and Mysteries of Judaism,” a four-session course that began last week.

Rabbi Dovid Mintz, of the Chabad Jewish Center, is conducting the sessions at 7 p.m. on four consecutive Wednesday at the Inn at Riverwalk in Edwards.

“As the people of the book, we strongly believe Jews should know the richness of their Jewish heritage, and that is what we hope to accomplish in the Vail Valley with this entertaining new educational offering,” Mintz said.

‘Fascinating Facts’

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.

‘Aim to Enlighten’

“We’ve designed this course as a fun and insightful overview of Jewish heritage to promote a Jewish cultural literacy within the community,” said Rabbi Zalman Abraham, of the Jewish Learning Institute’s Brooklyn headquarters, “We aim to enlighten even the most seasoned trivia buffs with a treasure trove of ‘Who knew?’ Jewish factoids.”

Like all Chabad Jewish Center 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. All Jewish Learning Institute courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple or other house of worship.

For More Information

Interested students may call 970-476-7887 or email [email protected] to register.

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