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November 2020

Sephardic Sages Bringing Peace to the World – Fall 2020

Monday, November 30, 2020 thru Monday, December 14, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topics: Text Courses
Educator: Tamar Zaken
$54 – $90

Sephardic sages and the Jews of Islamic lands had an open and fruitful encounter with the challenges of modernity. This course will explore this moderate, inclusive perspective through Sephardic sources, old and new. We will explore ideas of justice, morality, and peace and will ask the question that these sages ask themselves: How do we bring peace to the world?

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December 2020

Got Hope? An Evening of Contemplative Study on the Significance of Hanukkah and its Relevance to This Moment in History

Thursday, December 10, 2020
7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Topics: Hanukkah
$18 – $30

On Hanukkah, we celebrate the miracle of light! Gazing into the menorah, we open up our eyes to seeing the world, ourselves, and each other in a “new light.” We seek to see the light within the darkness, what Jewish mystics call the or haganuz, the Primordial light of creation,--a symbol of new beginnings, hope, and possibility. The legendary victory of the Maccabees over the powerful Assyrian Greek occupying forces suggests that “right” can defeat “might”—that miracles are possible. Similarly,…

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