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This Shabbat’s After Birkat HaMazon Program at Congregation Netivot Shalom: "Chaim of Volozhin and Human Prophecy"

This Shabbat's After Birkat HaMazon Program

at Congregation Netivot Shalom: 

Chaim of Volozhin

and Human Prophecy

With Rabbi Menachem Creditor


What is a prophet, in a Jewish sense? What is the capacity of a human being to influence the world? Can we know the future? Come join Rabbi Creditor in a text-sparked conversation about God, Torah, and the human soul.


Shabbat Bechukotai

May 16, 2014 (after Birkat hamazon, approx. 1pm)

Congregation Netivot Shalom

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