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October 2017

Special Shabbat Guest at Temple Chai – Dr. Rachel Korazim

October 20 - October 22
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Dr. Rachel Korazim Temple Chai is pleased to welcome Dr. Rachel Korazim for a special Shabbat Weekend. Please visit www.templechai.com or call 602.971.1234 for more information. Friday, October 20, 6:15 pm ~ Kabbalat Shabbat ~ Anochi - Israeli Writers Talk to God Sunday, October 22, 10:30 am ~ The Birth of the Silver Platter - Israel, 1947: Among the many beautiful literary works created in Israel, there are a few that acquired an iconic position. Of those, Alderman’s: “The Silver Platter”,…

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OPENING EVENT! The 10 Jewish Moral Imperatives: A Jewish Response to a Fractured Society

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Rabbi Dr. Yitz Greenberg This lecture proposes that the big story is not the deep polarization in American society and internal dissension in Jewry over Israel and communal policy. We are at the opening of a new era in Jewish history in which Jews seek to take power to shape our fate and to repair the world. This is our opportunity to offer Jewish models for tikkun olam to heal a fractured American society and to create a new pluralistic…

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The Poetry of Rav Kook: Finding The Lights in A New Dark Age

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregation Beth Tefillah, 10636 N 71st Way #1
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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Rav Kook (1865 - 1935) was a towering leader of the Jewish renaissance in the Land of Israel and a profound master in every area of classic Jewish scholarship. His philosophic mysticism contained a hard sense of reality, while also having profound optimism. In this lecture, we shall explore the unique features of Rav Kook's thought within his personal poems, which he would awaken to write in the middle of the night!   Rabbi Daniel Landes, the scion of an…

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Jewish Schizophrenia: What did the Rabbis think of Christianity?

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The New Shul, 7825 E Paradise Ln
Scottsdale, 85260 United States
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Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn For most of the last 2,000 years Christianity understood Judaism and Jews as its enemies. But did the Rabbis always see Christianity and Christians as eternal enemies (“Esau hates Jacob”)? In this presentation we will examine whether In the eyes of the rabbis Christianity is like ancient idolatry described in the Bible and Talmud, as well as whether Jewish experience with Christians–both bad and good–in the Middle Ages influenced how the Rabbis evaluated Christianity, whether the…

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November 2017

Top 10 Challenges Facing Jews Today

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregation Or Tzion, 16415 N 90th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85260 United States
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Rabbi Asher Lopatin Despite the great diversity of the Jewish community, different denominations, or not affiliated with any denomination, those who practice, those who don’t, those who believe and those who just love the culture or the identity, we all share a lot in common. Rabbi Asher Lopatin, who over the years has connected with Jews from the entire spectrum, even though he is himself Modern Orthodox, explores the common challenges we all share as Jews, relating to our identity,…

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The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on the Unknown

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise valley, AZ 85253 United States
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Estelle Frankel Jewish mystics teach that God, the Torah, and the human soul are each comprised of a known (nigleh) and a vastly greater unknown (nistar) and unknowable dimension. As we inquire into each of these domains, we begin to realize the impossibility of ever wrapping our minds around these infinite mysteries. Yet, it is through our inquiry into the unknown that we grow our souls. In this seminar, we will study Jewish spiritual teachings on the wisdom of “not…

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Chutzpah & High Heels: The Search for Love and Identity in the Holy Land – Daytime

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise valley, AZ 85253 United States
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Jessica Sara Fishman Join Valley Beit Midrash as we welcome Jessica Sara Fishman for a thought provoking discussion on her latest book, Chutzpah & High Heels: The Search for Love and Identity in the Holy Land. About the Author: Having grown up in a Midwestern Jewish and Zionist family, Jessica Fishman moved to Israel after graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Journalism and Business. She spent her first few years in the country serving in the Israel Defense Forces,…

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Chutzpah & High Heels: The Search for Love and Identity in the Holy Land – Evening

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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Jessica Sara Fishman Join Valley Beit Midrash as we welcome Jessica Sara Fishman for a thought provoking discussion on her latest book, Chutzpah & High Heels: The Search for Love and Identity in the Holy Land. About the Author: Having grown up in a Midwestern Jewish and Zionist family, Jessica Fishman moved to Israel after graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Journalism and Business. She spent her first few years in the country serving in the Israel Defense Forces,…

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