Rabbi Batsheva Appel
Not surprisingly, Jews do not always agree and at key moments in our history, there have been debates about what direction Judaism should go. In the time of the Second Temple, which will guarantee our survival – fighting against Rome’s occupation of our land or making peace with them? Does spirituality come from intellect or from emotion? What are the boundaries of Jewish thought? Big questions underlying big debates. We will examine six key debates from the time of Hillel & Shammai to an imagined debate between Theodor Herzl and Rabbi Isaac M. Wise about Zionism. We think we know who won, but there is more to the story. These are questions that we continue to debate today.
Registration Fees: $50 for members; $65 for non-members
Mondays from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm
February 1, 8, 15, 29; March 7, 14