Aug 23, 2009

Save the Dates! Adult Learning at CNS!

Oct. 25th: Rabbi Creditor: "The Necessity of Windows"

Celebrating Rabbi Creditor's chapter in the newly published book: "Torah Queeries" (NYU Press)!  The portrayal of Jewish tradition as a self-contained system freezes a naturally evolving civilization into a limited legal tradition based on one moment in its history.  This reduction of tradition not only translates inherited tradition into the realm of "untouchability", but it also rejects the validity and holiness of the outside world.  Join this conversation with Rabbi Creditor, discussing a Judaism most authentically practiced when its religious leadership, in a process of healthy assimilation, combines the best of the inside with the best of the outside. 

Oct 25th & Nov 8: Pre-minyan learning - Rambam's Hilchot Tefillah/Laws of Prayer

9am-9:30am with Rabbi Creditor:  Rambam (Maimonides) wrote his "Laws of Jewish Prayer", a volume of his comprehensive Mishnah Torah so that communities could study Jewish tradition together.  This will be a periodic studying of the Laws of Prayer as preparation for Minyan, based on the original text in the Hebrew with English translation.

Rabbi Menachem Creditor

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