Fall 2013 Classes with Rabbi Levy

When:
September 26, 2013 @ 1:30 am – 3:00 am
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The Evolution of Jewish Thinking: Rashi, Maimonides, and the Kabbalists

Class starts Wednesday evening September 25 at 7:30 pm. We will have nine sessions.

We will examine seminal Jewish writers who influenced the development of Jewish

life from the Sephardic and Ashkenazic cultures. Rashi was the most important

Bible commentator of the eleventh century, and his writings influenced all of

Torah scholarship for the next seven hundred years. Maimonides was the most

important philosopher of his day, influencing the Arabic and Christian worlds

of thinking. We will segue to  some of the noted Kabbalists of the sixteenth

century, to understand how they changed Jewish thinking before the Enlightenment.

 

Biblical Hebrew class will continue on Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 pm. We are

studying passages from the book of Genesis.

 

Shabbat morning Torah study will commence in mid September, after the

High Holiday season. We will meet at 9 am. at Beit Tikva. More details on the

weekly Torah “parashah” class will be noted during the Holy Day services.

 

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