Adult Education Schedule for 2017/18
ADULT EDUCATION SCHEDULE FOR 2017/18
Adult Education programs at Beth Israel are designed for adults who wish to continue or begin Jewish learning. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. The Rabbis, Adult Education Chairs, and members of the committee plan the year’s educational offerings and welcome requests and ideas to consider for future years. Here is this year’s schedule of classes. Please also check out mekomtorah.org for other offerings.
LEARNING WITH R. RICHARD HIRSH
Rabbinic Responses to the Problem Of Evil
Thursdays March 8, 15 &22 7:30 - 9:00 (Raindate March 26)
Despite the title of the more recent When Bad Things Happen to Good People (by Rabbi Harold Kushner), the rabbis of the Talmud were asking this same question and formulating a variety of responses over two thousand years ago. In this course we will look at the wide range of options rabbinic Judaism offered to this perennial problem -- everything from "there is no God" to "everything gets set right in the world to come," and a lot of other choices in-between. In addition to looking at classical texts we will discuss which approaches (if any) might be adapted for the 21st century.
Key words: Torah Treks; Rabbinics; Leadership; Responses to Evil; Mussar; Spiritual Liberation; mekomtorah.org