Lunch & Learn: The "Ger" - A Special Person in the Torah

Date: July 29, 2021Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:  Zoom
Phone: 2035521818Email: info@ujajcc.org

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The "Ger": A Special Person in the Torah
Rabbi Moshe Edelman
July 29
Love is a key Torah concept. Love of the divine. Love of one's fellow/neighbor. And repeatedly: "Love the ger, the other, the stranger." Who is that and why is it?
How is this idea concretized into behavior? 

 

Re’eh: the philosophical Parsha
Alex Troy
August 5
What does Judaism say about the knotty problem of free will? Moses’ opening words in Re’eh seem unambiguous: We have it. But is the Torah saying that? Let’s decide in class…if we can.
 
Ask the Rabbi
Rabbi Moshe Edelman
August 12
Start with 24 often-presented questions that "cross a rabbi's eyes”—customs, ceremonies, laws, rituals... Now share your own queries and concerns that you’ve always wanted to share with a rabbi.
 
The Rosh Hashanah You Thought You Knew
Rabbi Tzvi Sytner
August 19
Dip into an inspiring and thought-provoking exploration of the Jewish New Year.

Jewish Approaches to Health and Wellness
Rabbi Richard F. Address
August 26
Mind says yes, body, not so much. A look at how our tradition sees both physical and mental health issues.

 

 Lunch & Learn is a weekly program, every Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. The Lunch & Learn program is generously sponsored by Rita Edelston.