22 2015

Rockdale Temple Scholar-in-Residence

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

Rockdale Temple 8501 Ridge Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236

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What Still Claims Us? On Authority and Autonomy
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
with Rabbi Sabath Beit-Halachmi will deliver the sermon during Shabbat.

Who are we and what are our values? This question is at the foundation of Jewish culture, tradition and belief. Our identity and values ultimately flow from three great ideas: God, Torah and Israel. From ancient times to today, these are the most lasting and significant ideas that we celebrate, debate and study. Without any one of these three ideas, Judaism could not have survived and thrived throughout the ages. But what did each idea mean to the sages and what do they mean to us? Through a series of lively, inspiring, and challenging sessions, we will engage each of these great ideas by studying ancient and modern texts, interpretations, prayers and poetry. In each session we will study sacred texts and focus on the core questions our Sages asked and raise our own contemporary questions as well.