Talmudic Stories as Cultural Criticism: How Talmud Can Inform our Public/Private Policy Discussions

Date: 

June 29, 2010 - 7:30pm

Location: 

Yeshivat Hadar, 190 Amsterdam Ave., at 69th St.

Join us on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., for a community dinner followed by a Beit Midrash series, taught by Mishael Zion, at 7:30 p.m.

This week's class is entitled: Nakam! The Talmudic "Inglorious Bastards" and the Ethics of Revenge

Our lives are full of challenging and sometimes maddening dichotomies.  Do we focus inward on our own spiritual lives, or do we devote our energies to social action?  Which takes precedence, family or work?  The body or the mind?  These are all issues that we – and Talmudic society - struggled with. In particular, they told stories in order to work through these issues.  This summer, our mission for the community Beit Midrash is to reclaim Talmudic stories as a rich tool for exploring these questions.  Reading these stories through critical, scholarly, personal and contemporary lenses, we will challenge ourselves and our texts to together build a better community, one where the Talmud regains its role as a centerpiece of our culture.

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Talmudic Stories as Cultural Criticism: How Talmud Can Inform our Public/Private Policy Discussions

Date: 

June 15, 2010 - 7:30pm

Location: 

Yeshivat Hadar, 190 Amsterdam Ave., at 69th St.

Join us on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., for a community dinner followed by a Beit Midrash series, taught by Mishael Zion, at 7:30 p.m.

Our lives are full of challenging and sometimes maddening dichotomies.  Do we focus inward on our own spiritual lives, or do we devote our energies to social action?  Which takes precedence, family or work?  The body or the mind?  These are all issues that we – and Talmudic society - struggled with. In particular, they told stories in order to work through these issues.  This summer, our mission for the community Beit Midrash is to reclaim Talmudic stories as a rich tool for exploring these questions.  Reading these stories through critical, scholarly, personal and contemporary lenses, we will challenge ourselves and our texts to together build a better community, one where the Talmud regains its role as a centerpiece of our culture.

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We hope you enjoyed Purim celebrations with Kehilat Hadar!‏

If you were able to join us for Purim this year:

1. Please take the following quick survey to share your feedback with us on Purim and to let us know how you would like to get more involved at Hadar:
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Please complete the survey by Friday, March 5.

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Hadar Book Launch Party for Rabbi Elie Kaunfer's "Empowered Judaism"

Date: 

March 16, 2010 - 7:30pm

Location: 

392 Central Park West, #15R (on 100th between CPW and Columbus)

Come celebrate the publication of Kehilat Hadar founder Rabbi Elie Kaunfer's book, "Empowered Judaism: What Independent Minyanim Can Teach Us About Building Vibrant Jewish Communities" with Elie and the Hadar Community at a launch party on Tuesday evening, March 16 at the home of Stephanie Glenn and Gideon Katz.  Light refreshments will be served, and copies of the book will be available for purchase.
RSVP to contact@kehilathadar.org

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