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

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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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.

- See more at: http://templeemanueltucson.org/learning/adult-education/aea-jewish-text/zohar#sthash.w2fK6eAs.dpuf

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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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Basic Judaism - May 8th, 2014

May 8th, 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. - See more at: http://templeemanueltucson.org/learning/adult-education/aea-belief/basic-judaism#sthash.EuGZt4L1.dpuf
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What is Jewish Art? III - May 7th, 2014

May 7th, 2014

Taught by Andy Iventosch & Margaret Kendle

This class will address a variety of themes in Jewish art in an approximately chronological order. We will begin with an introduction that will cover aspects of the Torah's approach to art, specifically the building of the Tabernacle and the second commandment. We will present early synagogue architecture and decoration such as the third century CE synagogue known as Dura Europos. Ritual synagogue craft and illuminated manuscripts will be presented as well as aspects of modern Jewish European and American art among other themes. Art by local Jewish artists will also be presented. All classes will be accompanied by projected images.

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Basic Judaism - May 1st, 2014

May 1st, 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 1st, 2014

May 1st, 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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