Wed, 11 Nov|
36 Upper St
JLI Curious Tales of the Talmud - Greek Riddles
This course decodes some of these extraordinary Talmudic mysteries to uncover layer within layer of insight into the nature of life, the universe, G-d, and man.
Time & location
11 Nov 2020, 19:30 – 21:00 GMT
36 Upper St, 36 Upper St, Islington, London N1 0PN, UK
About the event
You can join us on Zoom or in person.
Greek Riddles: A Camouflaged Theological Debate
A snake's gestation period, a butcher's head for sale, and how to mend a broken millstone are just a few of the paradoxical riddles in a battle of wits between Jewish and Athenian sages, presenting profound intellectual challenges to the fundamentals of our faith.
This interactive class was created by The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute and is part of a six-week course. You are welcome to attend the whole course or just the single class.
21 October - 25 November 2020
6 Wednesday evenings
Location: Zoom & in person (36 Upper Street, N1 0PN)
Price: £50 / £30 Supporters Club members
DO YOU FEEL DEEPLY ABOUT LIFE?
DO YOU ENJOY DISCOVERING NEW AND INTERESTING IDEAS?
ARE YOU ALWAYS LOOKING FOR HIGHER MEANING AND INSPIRATION?
Nobody knows better than you where you will find meaning, but there are places that you're likely to encounter it. Our newest JLI course, Curious Tales of Talmud: Finding Personal Meaning in the Legends of our Sages, will introduce you to a legendary world of insight that has fascinated scholars and mystics for millennia.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Judaism is full of deeply resonant and transformative wisdom. Some of its most profound ideas about life, the universe, the soul, and our relationship with G-d are encrypted in an unusual place-within peculiar and nonsensical Talmudic tales.
The Talmud's zany legends tell of gargantuan sea creatures, vinegar-fueled lamps, idolatrous kings, rivers flowing upstream, and a debate of riddles between Jewish and Athenian sages. These intriguing legends are not usually accessible to the general public, nor are the profound pearls of wisdom that are encrypted within them.
WHAT WILL YOU GAIN?
Now you have the opportunity to take this amazing journey for yourself-an adventure to unravel layers of personal meaning as we decode these mysterious tales together.
This fascinating new course addresses many challenges that we face with the ups and downs of life, and how to overcome deep-rooted, undesirable tendencies.
Curious Tales of the Talmud provides access to a deeper dimension of yourself, the insight to appreciate goodness within everything, and a reservoir of courage to navigate life's most rugged moments. You're also likely to encounter a newfound appreciation for your Jewish literary heritage.