What Makes Music Jewish? - September 29, 2014

September 29th, 2014

Taught by Rabbi Baruch Cohon
Session II: Composers, performers and scholars. Religious, symphonic and operatic: Rapaport, Idelsohn, Rosenblatt, Pinchik, Copland, Halevy, etc. Interchange between Western classical and traditional Hebrew music. Jewish Musicology introduced. Yiddish Theater, Tin Pan Alley and Broadway: Thomashefsky, Secunda, Adler, Bock, Gershwin, Berlin, etc. From By Mir Bistu Sheyn to Hava Nagila.

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What Makes Music Jewish? - September 22, 2014

September 22nd, 2014

Taught by Rabbi Baruch Cohon

Session I: Melody, rhythm, geography and purpose. Melodic patterns distinguish tunes made familiar in the synagogue. Cantorial music is typically recitative -- governed only by the accent of the words. With rhythm added, those melodies become community songs and therefore more familiar. Their style is historically different for Sephardim than for Ashkenazim. Political causes like Zionism and Socialism produce their own music, with some surprising similarities. Examples will come from various Jewish sources.

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On Wings of Awe - September 14, 2014

September 14th, 2014

Taught by Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon

For everyone who has ever struggled through a long Days of Awe service and wondered why he or she was there, this is a two-part exploration of the great themes of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur prayer, including an introduction to the music.  Make Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur matter this time around!  Two sessions with honey cake, tea, and coffee at the break. Fun, informative, entertaining, and different.  

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Blame the Jews: From Byzantium to Blood Libel to BDS — The Origins, History, and Contemporary Reality of Anti-Semitism - July 3, 2014

July 3rd, 2014

Taught by Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon

Anti-Semitism is the oldest, most persistent, and one of the most virulent forms of systematic hatred the world has ever seen. For over 2000 years Jews have experienced actively anti-Semitic persecution in a wide variety of countries and societies with tragic consequences. This course will explore the sources, etiology, and systematic issues that have created and "nurtured" anti-Semitism in various forms throughout history, and which continue to threaten Jews today. Why, from Constantine to the Quenelle, have Jews been singled out for this permicious form of persecution? Which factors contribute to its prevalence in some regions, and why has it diminished so drastically in America? And will anti-Semitism ever disappear?

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Hot Topics in the Hot Sun - June 12, 2014

June 12th, 2014

Taught by Rabbi Richard Safran

The only thing hotter than the desert sun will be the blazing intellect and fiery discussion at the Adult Education Academy's summer series.

June 12: Seeking Ethics and Values -- Guidance from the Past; Rabbi Richard Safran
A look at the Pirke Avot (Ethics of the Sages) for Jewish insights and values to aid us in our day.

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Zohar: Soul-Text of Kabbalah - May 22nd, 2014

May 22nd, 2014

Taught by Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon

The Zohar is the great medieval compendium of mysticism, myth, and esoteric teaching.  One of the most important bodies of religious texts of all times and places, it is also a lush literary celebration of love, expressed in sensuous religious language.  The Zohar's secret universe serves as the basis of Kabbalistic faith and is, at heart, a work of sacred fantasy.  

This remarkable work is explored using the new translation by Danny Matt, which enables even novice students of the Kabbalah to approach and understand the pivotal text.  In a guided exploration of this seminal work of mysticism, Rabbi Cohon helps open the "locked garden" of the Zohar in an interactive discussion class using both intellectual and meditation techniques.

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Basic Judaism - May 15th, 2014

May 15th, 2014

Taught by Rabbi Batsheva Appel 

This year-long class presents a thematic introduction to Jewish ideas, texts, theology, history, and culture taught in an interactive and participatory discussion style.  Learn all the basics, exploring the most important texts of Jewish tradition: Torah, Prophets, Writings, Mishnah, Gemara, Midrash, Codes, Philosophy, and Liturgy.  This class is a prerequisite for the Adult B'nai Mitzvah program, Adult Confirmation, and for all conversion students.  Course fees include textbook. 
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Zohar: Soul-Text of Kabbalah - May 15th, 2014

May 15th, 2014

Taught by Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon

The Zohar is the great medieval compendium of mysticism, myth, and esoteric teaching.  One of the most important bodies of religious texts of all times and places, it is also a lush literary celebration of love, expressed in sensuous religious language.  The Zohar's secret universe serves as the basis of Kabbalistic faith and is, at heart, a work of sacred fantasy.  

This remarkable work is explored using the new translation by Danny Matt, which enables even novice students of the Kabbalah to approach and understand the pivotal text.  In a guided exploration of this seminal work of mysticism, Rabbi Cohon helps open the "locked garden" of the Zohar in an interactive discussion class using both intellectual and meditation techniques.

- See more at: http://templeemanueltucson.org/learning/adult-education/adult-education-past?start=15#sthash.Bq1bL2aA.dpuf

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Zohar: Soul-Text of Kabbalah - May 8th, 2014

May 8th, 2014

Taught by Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon

The Zohar is the great medieval compendium of mysticism, myth, and esoteric teaching.  One of the most important bodies of religious texts of all times and places, it is also a lush literary celebration of love, expressed in sensuous religious language.  The Zohar's secret universe serves as the basis of Kabbalistic faith and is, at heart, a work of sacred fantasy.  

This remarkable work is explored using the new translation by Danny Matt, which enables even novice students of the Kabbalah to approach and understand the pivotal text.  In a guided exploration of this seminal work of mysticism, Rabbi Cohon helps open the "locked garden" of the Zohar in an interactive discussion class using both intellectual and meditation techniques.

- See more at: http://www.templeemanueltucson.org/learning/adult-education/aea-jewish-text/zohar#sthash.j0kNdiWY.dpuf

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Intermediate Judaism - May 8th, 2014

May 8th, 2014

Taught by Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon 

More advanced than Basic Judaism, this is a year-long study of the ideas, practices, and connections that make Judaism a vital and evolving religion today.  As a comprehensive exploration of the reality of today's Judaism, Intermediate Judaism focuses on the great ideas and trends of modern and contemporary Judaism: the origins and development of Reform, Conservative, and Modern Orthodox Judaism, Reconstructionist ideas, and other movements within modern Judaism.  This course will focus on themes of current importance and debate. - See more at: http://templeemanueltucson.org/learning/adult-education/aea-belief/intermediate-judaism#sthash.RTuHPPVy.dpuf
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