Lunch & Learn - The Jewish StateDate: May 9, 2019Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
One Holly Hill Lane
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Lunch & Learn is a weekly program, every Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30 pm at One Holly Hill Lane. The Lunch & Learn program is generously sponsored by Rita Edelston.
The Jewish State
It’s Yom Ha’atzmaut, just the moment to explore Israel’s declaration of statehood.
The Stranger Amongst Us
Dr. Carmela Abraham
An exploration of the Torah’s exhortation regarding treatment of the stranger.
Rabbi Shmuel Lynn
Lag B'Omer, the source of all mystical Judaism, is the ideal occasion to consult the Zohar for what transpired at Mt. Meron.
Contemporary Civility in the Age of Hatred
Rabbi Moshe Edelman
Time to brush up on Judaism’s eternal lessons of “Derekh Eretz”: proper behavior, ethics and refinement of the mensch. Texts from Torah to Talmud to today.
Tomorrow’s Jewish Golem: Automatons, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Jewish Identity
Dr. Liz Shayne
Our smartphones are not yet smart enough, but might the day come when Rabbi Siri is answering questions of Jewish law and Jewish robots sit at our Shabbat table?
The author of Essential Judaism and Essential Torah flags two questions that go to the heart of Judaism as a faith tradition: Why do we pray? Why do we read the Torah again and again?
Intuitive Ethics and Subversive Spirituality: An Exploration of Rabbinic Wisdom
Deep dive into teachings of Sages to transform our daily interactions into sacred moments.
Love of Your Fellow
Rabbi Yossi Deren
A look at the mitzvah of Ahavat Yisrael, to honor the 25th yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, zt’l.
Theodicy, Descent and the Public Good
We’ll parse the Talmudic tale of Nehunia the Pit-digger, considering why tragedies befall this public servant's family and gleaning some insights about divine justice.
Three Weeks That Could Change the World
Rabbi Greg Wall
The destruction of Jerusalem created tremors that are echoing still. Let’s find out what we can do about it, right now!
Thirty-Three Psalms in an Hour
Let’s wax rhapsodic and parse the structure of Biblical hymns.
So What Was the Book of Numbers About?
Dr. Job Jindo
We will explore the themes of identity, holiness and transformation of peoplehood as reflected in Numbers.