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Jewish Culture and History

January 8, 2019
By Beth Mordecai
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Lecture Series – Israel’s Milestones and their Meanings

A Shalom Hartman Institute Lecture and Study Series Led by Rabbi Sara Metz & Marc Fertik Israel's Milestones and their Meanings The Legacy of the Past and the Challenge of the Future Through video lectures, text study, and lively group discussion, we are pleased to bring the world-renowned faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute to you this fall. "iEngage: Israel’s Milestones and Their Meanings" explores the pivotal events of 1917, 1947, and 1967. As we look to Israel’s future, we need to engage anew with our past and explore its meanings and consequences. This iEngage series grapples with the different ideas and values that shape the meaning of modern Israel, and Zionism today. Together we will engage in a new values-based discourse about Israel, including[...]

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Jewish Culture and History

November 13, 2014
By bethmordecai
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DAY 866: Hebrew and Anti-Semitism — Previewing Tonight’s 2nd Installation of the Adult Education Series “A Little Schtickala of Yiddishkeit”

Dear Hevreh, Hebrew is a wonderful, inspiring, charming, and yet deeply challenging facet of Judaism. It holds many of our greatest secrets and reveals the depths of Jewish wisdom. It is a language that has been dissected and analyzed for ages and much of what we know as Jewish -- from religious laws to cultural practices -- has a source in Hebrew (and particularly the Hebrew found in the Torah). Yet while it is full of such richness, that richness is hidden behind a veil of strange looking letters, vowels, and symbols that can confound us. And not just us, but our ancestors as well, as in the case of Jews living in the first diaspora community in Alexandria who publicly read[...]

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Jewish Culture and History

November 10, 2014
By bethmordecai
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Jewish Culture and History


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2nd Installment of Adult Education Series: A Little Schtickala of Yiddishkeit

Join us THURSDAY for the SECOND installment of our Adult Ed Series: A Little Schtickala of Yiddishkeit HEBREW PRACTICE -- 7:00 - 7:30 PM Build your reading skills -- beginner to expert! We will pair you with a partner on your own level! Siddur Hebrew or Modern Hebrew! Session 1 -- 7:30 - 8:15 pm Secrets of the Hebrew Language -- The letter "Bet" with Rabbi Saks Come and learn the secrets of the Hebrew language in this special class designed to demystify each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. This month we do the letter Bet. FOOD Break – 8:15 – 8:30 Session 2 – 8:30 – 9:15 pm "Why Do they Hate Us"? A discussion on the origins of Anti-semitism with Rabbi Saks How old is anti-Semitism really? When did[...]

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December 14, 2013
By bethmordecai
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Revelation at Sinai Was Real

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Jewish Culture and History

December 11, 2013
By bethmordecai
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Observations in Shul

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The Global Reach of Bar/Bat Mitzvah T-Shirts

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December 10, 2013
By bethmordecai
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Kidz Korner — Rubber Duckie…in Hebrew!

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December 9, 2013
By bethmordecai
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Dizengoff…The New City Center of Tel Aviv

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