Rohr Jewish Learning Institute to present Jewish Course of Why
Posted Sunday, Jan 31st, 2016
Rabbi Shalom Ber Prus of Beth Menachem Chabad will conduct the Jewish Course of Why in six course sessions at 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays Feb. 23 through March 29 at Beth Menachem Chabad of Newton, 349 Dedham St.
The Jewish Course of Why spans a diverse range of topics, from light and off-the-beaten-track questions, to more complex and controversial issues. Some of the course’s 50 questions include: Why are there so many Jews in Hollywood? Why do Jews eat gefilte fish and cholent and wish each other mazal tov and l’chaim? Why does the Bible sanction slavery and animal sacrifices? What is the cause of antisemitism? What does Judaism say about Christianity and about the role of women in Jewish life? In addition to the above, the course offers insight into mysterious Jewish practices, strange biblical narratives, and enigmas of Jewish identity.
Like all previous JLI programs, The Jewish Course of Why 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.
For information or to register: 617-244-1200; jewishnewton.com/JLI.