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Piety, Sacrifice, Rebellion, and Surrender: Dimensions of the Akedah

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March 3, 2010 - 7:30pm

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

Join Yeshivat Hadar on Wednesday evenings, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 pm for a new evening class given by Rabbi Shai Held!
Few texts in the history of Judaism have been as evocative, elusive, and controversial as Genesis 22, the story of the Akedah.  Why does God ask Abraham to sacrifice his son, and why does Abraham agree? What are the consequences of this fateful event for Abraham, Isaac, and Sarah -- and for us as readers and students of this text? 

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Piety, Sacrifice, Rebellion, and Surrender: Dimensions of the Akedah

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February 24, 2010 - 7:30pm

Location: 

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

Join Yeshivat Hadar on Wednesday evenings, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 pm for a new evening class given by Rabbi Shai Held!
Few texts in the history of Judaism have been as evocative, elusive, and controversial as Genesis 22, the story of the Akedah.  Why does God ask Abraham to sacrifice his son, and why does Abraham agree? What are the consequences of this fateful event for Abraham, Isaac, and Sarah -- and for us as readers and students of this text? 

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Piety, Sacrifice, Rebellion, and Surrender: Dimensions of the Akedah

Date: 

February 16, 2010 - 7:30pm

Location: 

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

Join Yeshivat Hadar on Wednesday evenings, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 pm for a new evening class given by Rabbi Shai Held!
Few texts in the history of Judaism have been as evocative, elusive, and controversial as Genesis 22, the story of the Akedah.  Why does God ask Abraham to sacrifice his son, and why does Abraham agree? What are the consequences of this fateful event for Abraham, Isaac, and Sarah -- and for us as readers and students of this text? 

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The Rabbinic Hagaddah: From the Mishnah to Had Gadya - How Did we Get There?

Date: 

March 22, 2010 - 7:30pm

Location: 

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

This week's class will be taught by Rabbi Jeff Fox and it is entitled, “The Rabbinic Hagaddah: From the Mishnah to Had Gadya - How Did we Get There?”
 
The seder is one of the most widely observed Jewish customs and also one of the most complex home rituals.  The first hagaddah seems to be the tenth chapter of the mishna of Pesachim.  How did we go from a a brief description of the seder to the rich and robust observance that we all know and love?

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Is This Night Different From All Others? Competing Passover Narratives

Date: 

March 15, 2010 - 7:30pm

Location: 

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

This week's class will be taught by Avram Sand and it is entitled, “Is This Night Different From All Others? Competing Passover Narratives”
The Rabbinic sources are unanimous in their requirement that the Seder include extensive discussion. But is the Seder about Passover's unique laws and practices or is it a night for focusing on the Exodus from Egypt? In this session, we will uncover these two competing narratives, discuss the different values they reflect, and explore how they endure in our own contemporary Seders.

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Can Liberty and Poverty Coexist?: A Look at Mishnah Pesahim

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March 8, 2010 - 7:30pm

Join us this Monday evening, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Yeshivat Hadar for a Community Dinner, followed by a class taught by Ram Avital Hochstein.  Dinner will be Indian food and beer, for a cost of $10 including the class. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the class at 7:30 p.m. RSVPs are required for the dinner. To sign up for dinner, please email Sydney Levine sydney.levine@gmail.com by midnight on Sunday March 7.

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Community Dinner & Pesah Sheni: A Second Chance to Perform a Mitzvah or Conciliation Prize for People who are Lazy?

Date: 

March 1, 2010 - 7:30pm

Location: 

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

Join us this Monday evening, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Yeshivat Hadar for a Community Dinner, followed by a class by Rabbi Jeff Fox.  There will be a delicious bagel dinner, including dessert of brownies, tea, and beer, for the cost of $10 including the class. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the class at 7:30 p.m. To sign up for dinner, please email Chana Kupetz, chanakupetz@gmail.com by midnight tonight.

This week's class is entitled, “The Second Passover: A Second Chance to Perform a Mitzvah or Conciliation Prize for People who are Lazy?”

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Community Dinner, followed by Lo Titgodedu: Denominationalism in the Mishnah

Date: 

February 22, 2010 - 7:30pm

Location: 

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

Join us this Monday evening, February 22nd at 6:30pm at Yeshivat Hadar for our first Community Dinner, followed by a class by Rabbi Jeff Fox on what the laws of Purim can teach us about pluralism:

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What Makes for a Good Day?

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February 1, 2010 - 7:30pm

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What Makes for a Good Day?

This week's class will be taught by Jason Rubenstein, and it is entitled, “What Makes for a Good Day?”

What and why is Yom Tov? Towards which experiences of holidays and holiness are we directed by the Mishnah? Using the Talmudic material as a starting point, we will look at the directions in which that material leads us in framing and living the twelve days of Hag each year. 

Jason Rubenstein is a faculty member at Yeshivat Hadar, where he teaches Mussar  (ethics). He is a fourth-year rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary and holds an MA in Talmud from JTS and an AB in Social Studies from Harvard College. For the past two summers, Jason has coordinated Yeshivat Hadar's group processing and worked as sho'el umeshiv (a resource during Talmud study). An alumnus of Yeshivat Ma'ale Gilbo'a, Jason has led several trips for the Nesiya Institute.

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