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Saturday, March 8 after services
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Two New Courses in January!More News and Upcoming Events »
Kane Street’s Tuesday evening learning academy, Open Beit Midrash, welcomes two outstanding, award-winning scholars to teach new courses, Tuesday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30 P.M., January 14, 21, and 28.
Dr. Eitan Fishbane joins us to teach “The Zohar: Understanding the History and the Artistic Beauty of the Masterpiece of Kabbalah.” The Zohar is the most important work in Jewish mysticism and arguably one of the most extraordinary texts in the entire history of Judaism. Written in the 13th century, it is a work of majestic beauty and boundless spiritual insight, which has deeply influenced our tradition and others for 700 years.
Eitan Fishbane serves on the faculty of the Jewish Theological Seminary, is the author or editor of five books about Jewish mysticism, has received numerous awards, and is a much sought-after lecturer in Jewish communities across North America.
Rabbi Reuven Greenwald will teach “Open-Space, Open-Source and Owner-less Torah: Self-Criticism of the Talmudic Academies.” Like other intellectual leaders, the Talmudic sages were aware of their own tendency to elitism, and so told powerful, self-critical aggadot (tales) about their own behavior. Students will use these texts to understand how the Torah values of outreach and access can be strengthened in our Jewish communities today.
Reuven Greenvald, a Kane Street member and very popular adult ed teacher, is Director of Strategic Outreach, North America at the Jewish Agency for Israel. He was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary, worked for over twenty years as a day school leader, and from 2003-04 was a Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel Leadership Institute in Israel.
The courses are from 7:00-8:30 P.M. Beforehand, all participants are welcome to a healthy community dinner, 6:15-7:00. After the courses, the Open Beit Midrash concludes with live new Jewish spiritual music by Joey Weisenberg and the Hadar Ensemble in our choir loft, starting at 8:30 P.M. The Open Beit Midrash is drop-in. No advance registration is required. Students are welcome whether they have studied Jewish texts for 20 years or are complete novices. Cost is $15 for the evening, or you may buy a year’s subscription (through April 1, 2014) for $180.