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  • Book Smart: Course through Judaism's Most Important Titles, and the Authors Who Insribed Them

  • Course will be 6 Tuesdays

    Beginning Januray 31

    7:00 - 8:30 pm

  • Lesson One: The Basics   Let's become familiar with G-d's basic bio:
    What is G-d and where is He? Does G-d have a gender? And who created G-d?

    Lesson Two: His Nature   Let's learn a bit about how G-d operates:
    Does G-d have feelings? Does He communicate with us? Does He ever act illogically? Why does He have so many names? And why is it that many write G-d with a hyphen?

    Lesson Three: His Reasons   Let's discover why G-d does what he does:
    Why did G-d create me? Does He need me? And why did He create evil? Does He need evil? Can I question G-d? And why is He described in the Bible a wrathful and jealous? 

    Lesson Four: His Expectations   Let's discuss G-d's expectations of us:
    Do I have to believe in G-d to be Jewish? What if I have doubts about G-d?
    Do I need to fear G-d? That doesn't sound very appealing!
    Lastly, I'm okay with believing in G-d, but I'm not religious. Can I still have a relationship with Him?

    Lesson Five: His Paradoxes   Let's delve into some of the deeper Divine mysteries and enigmas:
    Can G-d create a rock that He can't lift? Does His foreknowledge of events preclude my free choice? Is there anything that G-d finds difficult to do? And if G-d has decided to do something, can I change His mind?

    Lesson Six: Our Relationship   Let's deepen our understanding of our relationship with G-d:
    Why can't we see G-d? Because we can't see Him, can we reconcile His existence with science?
    Why is Judaism so obsessed with idolatry? "is G-d jealous?
    Last of all: I'm a spiritual person; do I need to follow the Torah's system to have a relationship with G-d?

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    Couple: $80 each

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