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Jewish Food for Thought

Join Rabbi Spivak each Thursday beginning June 4, at 11:00 am or 7:00 pm for Jewish Food for Thought! Each week, the group will meet for a short discussion about how Judaism looks at God and the world.

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June 2020

Thursday, June 117:00 PM

Rabbi Neil Gillman


Can You Connect the Dots?

"Despite what we may believe, seeing is an incredibly subjective experience. People often disagree vigorously about what they see. This is why Moses goes into such detail, not only by instructing the Israelites regarding what they should and should not see, but more important, by giving the interpretation, that is, in the brainwork regarding what their eyes have seen. To my mind then, the whole task of Jewish religious education is to train another generation of Jews in how to see, what to see and how to interpret what they see as religious Jews. For this task, our primary textbook is the Bible and chapters such as this one."

Discussion:

In what way is the Torah like a game of "connect the dots?" The Torah says: "It has been clearly demonstrated to you that Adonai alone is God." How does the Torah demonstrate that? A passage from Rabbi Neil Gillman will help us connect the dots.

- G. Brot, H. Spivak, N. Chaus, P. Horwich, p. Kirschner, S. Koss , A. Rosenthal, W. Kahn
Thursday, June 1811:00 AM

Simplicity and Complexity


Everything simple is false. Everything complex is unusable.



Discussion:

This observation by the poet Paul Valery tells us that there are some mysteries in the world that can't be solved, no matter how much data we accumulate. Do you agree? How does this idea help our spiritual journey?

- G. Brot, H. Spivak, N. Chaus, p. Kirschner, S. Kaufman, A. Rosenthal

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