The Rest of Shabbat - From Cult to Culture: The Evolution of Judaism

December 5, 2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Our Weekend of Learning continutes all day.   Register Here

9:00 am - Noon  From Tribal Religion to Cultural Diversity: Many gods to monotheism;  Second Temple Jewish Pluralism; Destruction of Jersualem Temple and birth of rabbinic Judaism; Medieval poetry, philosophy and mysticism;  the varieties of Jewish culture; Ashkenazic, Sephardic and beyond.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Challenges and Choices of Emancipation and Enlightenment:  The price of freedom; the power of new ideas; the emergence of Jewish religious denominations;  modern anti-Semitism and Jewish responses;  secular Jewish responses;  Zionism and Yiddishism.

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