Autumn 2019/Winter 2020
Thursday 17 October: How traditional is the prayer book?
A look at prayer and different prayer books in Judaism. Student Rabbi Peter will bring in various prayer books and we will look at what they are trying to do, their attitude to tradition and ritual, and the what makes them different from one another
Thursday 14th November: Psalm 23 and what it is really all about
Psalm 23 is one of the most famous pieces of poetry ever written. Starting “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want..” it traditionally provides comfort to mourners at Jewish funerals, but why? Is it really that straight forward? How should we really read it and what does it tell us about our wider faith? Find out with student Rabbi, Peter Luijendijk
Thursday 19th December: Yiddish language and culture (a sneak peak review). What is Yiddish?
Thursday 16th January: Halakha, friend or foe? (what do we do as liberal jews with our ‘legal’ texts).
Thursday 13th February: Anti-semitism or anti-zionism, what is the difference?
All sessions will be led by student Rabbi, Peter Luijendijk and begin at 7pm.
Venue: The Garden Room, Friargate Meeting House