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Kabbalah derives from ancient Jewish interpretations of the Bible and not, as is commonly believed, mysticism.  Through the study of essential Jewish mystical and Kabbalistic source texts dating back to the second century B.C.E, including Sefer Yetzirah (Book of Creation), Sefer HaBahir (Book of Illumination), the Zohar, and many other fundamental Kabbalistic texts, this course will explore Kabbalah’s history, evolving rituals, traditions, and intriguing personalities.  We will end by surveying Kabbalah’s relevancy to us today and answer the question whether pop star Madonna is a Kabbalist.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 4/18/2017, ending 5/9/2017

Tuition: $100.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Ze'ev Aviezer 



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Aside from God, Moses is the single most dominant presence in the first five books of the Bible. But he defies simple characterization. Utilizing Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and secular literature, we will seek out a more complex and nuanced understanding of this leader and hero. Our three sessions will cover Moses’ birth, adult life, and death respectively.  

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM; 3 sessions; starting 5/8/2017, ending 5/22/2017

Tuition: $75.00

Location : Scarsdale Synagogue  Location : 
  Scarsdale Synagogue .

Instructor : Jeffrey Brown 



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