The Torah of Six Feet Under
with Maggid Jhos Singer @ Congregation Netivot Shalom
The Torah is full of stories exploring life, death, love, family, sex, betrayal, reconciliation, spirituality, and teenage angst. Many of them were preserved by the master storytellers of the ancient Middle East. Our contemporary counterpart to this maggidic (storytelling) tradition is television. Join Maggid Jhos Singer in the Netivot Shalom Library for a Torah/TV journey. We will explore the masterful storytelling of the Torah and the brilliant, award-winning HBO series Six Feet Under (Season 1). Every week we will view an episode, have a little nosh, and engage in some serious discussion and Torah learning that focus on traditional Jewish approaches to death, burial and mourning. Maggid Singer will prepare a teaching from Torah that applies to the episode, making links to some eternal wisdom as refracted through a contemporary lens.
Ten Sundays, 4:00-6:00 p.m. beginning March 1
(3/1*, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29*, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/10*)
$100.00 for series or $10 per class, 15 student maximum
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Six Feet Under [is]….. television's finest metaphysical drama. Is it merely a dark soap opera that looks at death with faux introspection, or does it really transcend the boundaries of a static drama by revealing multilayered meaning in the often mundane goings-on of normal life?—Tim Goodman, SF chronicle
The tone, the characters, the humor, the tragedy, the surrealistic qualities of everyday life all balance uneasily between the sublime and the banal of real people's lives. We know these characters; sometimes we are one or another of these characters.—Les Wright, Culturevulture
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