The newest six-week course from the Jewish Learning Institute, titled “The Jewish Course of Why,” will be beginning at various Chabad locations shortly.
The topics of this course span a diverse range, from fun, light and off-the-beaten-track questions to more complex and controversial issues. Ever wondered why there are so many Jews in Hollywood? Why Jews eat gefilte fish and cholent and wish each other mazal tov and l’chaim? Why the Bible sanctions slavery and animal sacrifices? These questions, and more, will be addressed during this course. You will also gain insight into mysterious Jewish practices, strange biblical narratives and enigmas of Jewish identity.
Prepare to tackle the quizzical, peculiar and seemingly unanswerable questions about Jewish belief and practice.
Chabad of West Orange will begin the course on February 8, running six Mondays through March 14.The class will meet from 7:30 until 9 pm each week. The fee is $90 and the student book costs $20.
For information on dates and times in other Chabad locations, please contact your local Chabad.
Chabad of West Orange is located at 401 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange.