“Engage in some Jewish study on a daily or weekly basis. Make sure you extract something from your next study session that has an impact on your daily behavior.”
– Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
Jews are the original “lifelong learners.” According to some commentators Jews converse with God in two ways – prayer and study. When we pray, we talk to God. When we study, God talks to us. It is never too late to start studying.
According to tradition, the great sage Rabbi Akiva was an illiterate shepherd who did not begin to study until his wife encouraged him to begin even though he was already forty years old. We may not all be “Akivas” but we can all study no matter how old we are.
Israel’s Milestones and their Meanings:
The Legacy of the Past and the Challenge of the Future
A Shalom Hartman Video Lecture Series
While exploring Israel’s past, its meanings and consequences, this innovative new series confronts the different ideas and values that shape the meaning of modern Israel, Zionism, and Jewish identify today. This is an 8-unit course that includes video lectures and a round table video discussion with senior Hartman faculty, followed by in class discussions and text study led by Rabbi Todd.
The class will start August 22nd at 7 pm. Thereafter, the class will meet monthly, the third Thursday of the month, through March 2020.
The $20 registration fee, per person or couple, is for materials.
Please RSVP to the Temple office, 319-362-1261, by Thursday, August 1st.