Through the Lens of Israel

Explore the intersection of Jewish texts and Israel

With Rabbi Hannah Estrin
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Learning together is a precious legacy and is a fundamental tradition of past generations from the time of the kingdoms of King David and Herod to the rabbis of the Talmud and today. 

Jewish values, traditions and laws came into being in times when Jews were independent and when we lived in lands ruled by others. Learning about the traditions and laws of Judaism without connecting them to the Holy Land gives us but half of our story. 

In this series, we will explore the intersection of Jewish texts and Israel. Each session will take us "on location" to a specific site in Israel where we will delve into the history, texts and concepts connected to that location. Once we have an understanding of these vibrant parts of our tradition "through the lens of Israel," we will take the opportunity to explore their meaning and relevance to us and our lives. 

Each of these sessions stands alone, so feel free to come for as few or as many as you would like. 

Who's coming?


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Through the Lens of Israel

Thursday, October 27 7:00 PM
Kinneret Cemetery - Making our Dreams a Reality

Thursday, January 19 8:00 AM
Live from Israel

Thursday, February 9 7:00 PM
Massada - Making Our Name Count

Thursday, March 9 7:00 PM
Ketef Hinnom Graves - You Shall Be a Blessing

Thursday, May 11 7:00 PM
Yavne - “My Children Have Bested Me”

Thursday, June 8 7:00 PM
Southern Wall - The Time Has Come…

Friday, December 8 7:00 PM
Ein Gedi - Walking out of the Valley of Darkness

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