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September 2019

Talmud Circle — MECH – Fall 2019/Spring 2020

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 thru Sunday, June 7, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Educator: Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Mechanics’ Institute Library, 57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
$156 – $260

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle: Tractate Ta’anit – What Do We Know and How Do We Know It? The Talmud raises questions about “Holy Men” pronouncing the "meaning" of a disaster. This narrative section of the Talmud, in the words of Julia Watts Belser, “overturns expected hierarchies of gender, piety, and social status to challenge the theological significance of hunger, suffering, and abundance.” She writes, "These narratives blunt the moral condemnation inherent in disaster – and suggest that blessing often lies beneath…

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Introduction to Zohar — Fall 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019 thru Thursday, April 2, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Educator: Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Mechanics’ Institute Library, 57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
$156 – $260

If you are curious about The Zohar and would like an accessible and understandable, open and conversational setting, this downtown lunchtime class is for you. We will read and discuss selections from The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, recommended by its translator and commentator, Professor Daniel C. Matt. He describes the Zohar as "a challenge to the normal workings of consciousness dares one to examine one's assumptions about tradition, God, and self." Daniel Matt and Peretz Wolf-Prusan will speak at "A Special…

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