SIX THURSDAYS 
Starting February 6th, 2020

8:00-9:30 a.m.

 LOCATION: 

ADL New England 

40 Court St. #12 

Boston, MA

 FEE: 

$100 (Includes textbooks). 

 GUEST SPEAKER 

Chief Historian for the 350th commemoration of the American Jewish community and a leading commentator on American Jewish history. Dr Sarna will exclusively address our participants on Feb. 6th via live web presentation.

Dr. Jonathan Sarna 

Director, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies

University Professor, Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History.

Dr. Jonathan Sarna 

Director, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies

University Professor, Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History.

 SIX THURSDAYS 
Starting February 6th, 2020

8:00-9:30 a.m.

 LOCATION: 

ADL New England 

40 Court St. #12 

Boston, MA

 FEE: 

$100 (Includes textbooks). 

 GUEST SPEAKER 

Chief Historian for the 350th commemoration of the American Jewish community and a leading commentator on American Jewish history. Dr Sarna will exclusively address our participants on Feb. 6th via live web presentation.

 JUDAISM'S GIFT'S TO THE WORLD | Course Trailer  

 Course Overview 

The world has sadly witnessed a staggering rise in anti-semitism. Clearly, there is need to stand up against this trend.

 

But alongside, we need to foster a world, where Judaism not only tolerated, but rather where Judaism is celebrated.

Join us to unpack six of the world’s most cherished universal values, from the gift of responsibility to guiding purpose to respect for life to equality and more. Explore and understand how these values were delivered to humankind by the Torah.

By tracing their fascinating journey to the mainstream, we’ll discover a Torah timeless core of purpose, integrity, and clarity in each value.

Moreover, as we look into the future and try to navigate our both global moral dilemma’s and personal choices, Torah continues to serve as a powerful gift of guidance, and moral clarity.

 Lesson Details  

Lesson 1 - The Gift of Responsibility

To the ancients, poverty and suffering were unfortunate facts of life for the unlucky to bear alone. It was the Torah that introduced the radical concept of social responsibility. So, what’s the true nature of that responsibility? Whose is it? And how should I relate to those receiving my help?

Lesson 2 - The Gift of Guiding Purpose

Abraham, the first Jew, discovered something that shook the foundations of the pagan society around him: there was one—only one—G-d, Creator of Heaven and earth. Monotheism drastically changed the way humanity has viewed life, purpose, and progress ever since. Discover how.

 

Lesson 3 - The Gift of Respect for Life

It might seem axiomatic that human life is valuable, but a hard look at history reveals that the concept was once considered utterly radical. To discover how respect for life became a universal value, we’ll explore the underlying questions: What makes us human? And what are we here to do?

Lesson 4 - The Gift of Equality and Individuality
Mastery over others was long deemed a birthright: some were born to rule; others to be ruled. Today, civil people agree that no one is intrinsically inferior or superior. This shift is thanks to the Torah’s revelation that we are all equally created in G-d’s image: just as G-d cannot be redundant, no human can be.

 

Lesson 5 - Th Gift of Work/ Life Balance

Originally, those who labored did so endlessly. The Torah introduced us to Shabbat, mandating that Jewish people pause from work for a full day each week to focus on life’s purpose, on worship, and on family. As the modern world begins to recognize the benefits of Shabbat, our call to set aside that time of focus is more critical than ever.

Lesson 6 - The Gift of Escaping the Cycle

Early societies considered human history locked in an endless cycle of war, conquest, peace, and more war. The Torah insists otherwise: we can, must, and will change the world for the better; war will eventually cease; justice and kindness will ultimately prevail. Today’s world is more eager than ever to hear this empowering message. Our closing lesson will suggest ways we can share it.

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