This often quoted saying describes the penchant debate and controversy in Jewish Life. However controversies and debates can also provide an enhanced view and understanding of Judaism’s most fundamental dilemmas. This lecture class provides fascinating historical material exploring the philosophical, legal, and human perspective to these conflicts. Topics to include Maimonides, The Enlightenment, Chassidism/Mitnagim, Shabbatei Tzvi-the false Messiah and much more.
Thursdays beginning October 16 through December 11 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Faculty: Rabbi Laibel Blotner