From commandments engraved in stone to microchips in our eyewear and self-driving cars--a lot can change in 3,000 years. Yet the elemental questions about our tradition remain the same. Do we have any evidence that the Bible text is divine and true? Who has the right to interpret the Bible? And how do we adapt its laws to modern times and changing influences? The answers to these questions are addressed in this course. Try the first session at no cost! Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
When we exam our world at work or play, we see acts that we construe to be evil. So, is evil just a part of the universe? Did God create evil? Is there another being (god) who may be as powerful as God? So, where did evil come from? More importantly, what can we do about it? The studies and theory’s about evil are as old as humankind’s ability to think rationally. Even though this six week study can barely scratch the surface, perhaps it will encourage us to take evil seriously. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Women have never been given much recognition in religious matters. Yet, history reveals that in most major faiths, women have contributed greatly to theology and leadership. We will explore how women have labored for the faith without just rewards and often behind the scenes. We will trace the continual struggle of women throughout history, and how the religious establishment of the twenty-first century has been enhanced by their efforts. One might say that there is no religious faith without the impute and leadership of women. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
The quest for happiness is a hallmark of the human condition. Whether we dream for professional success, purpose in life, or love, we covet these things because we believe that they will make us happier. Sadness, grief, worry, and low self-esteem often overwhelm us. Tendencies such as anger, jealousy, and bad habits also impede our happiness. Even when there is nothing negative percolating in our psyches, we still might not feel very happy. This course, Happiness, will explore teachings of Judaism, and especially Kabbalah, that offer us a framework of insight with which we can overcome the various struggles that impede our happiness. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Edgewood Hall, Rm. 165
Couples should use 45766 to register and pay $100.
A new 6-week course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. Scale the challenges that face us as parents and explore timeless insights from Jewish wisdom to instill values, foster independence, and ensure the long-term success and emotional well-being of our children. Try the first session at no cost! Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.