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The Torah and Beyond: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Jonathan Schnitzer – November

The Torah and Beyond: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Jonathan Schnitzer – November

Date: Monday, November 04, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Location: B'nai Israel Congregation

Address: 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

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  • Type: Group Discussion
  • Audience: Adults Only
  • Membership: Not Required
  • Registration: Required
  • Topic: Jewish Philosophy, Jewish Text, Torah Study

For many years, our Lunch and Learn group has explored the text of the Torah verse-by-verse, chapter-by-chapter, book-by-book. We “unpack” not only the more obvious meaning of the words and ideas but how they interface with contemporary issues and our own personal concerns and challenges.

Our 2019-2020 season will be especially meaningful as we complete our study of the Book of Deuteronomy, the last section of the Torah. We will then continue with excerpts from the Book of Joshua, the next text in the biblical sequence. Comments Elie Wiesel: “(Joshua) is the narrative of a stunning adventure, the echoes of which reverberate in our consciousness—and in our newspapers—to this day: a nation still exuberant and young, still homeless, is about to take possession of a territory, still inhabited by other tribes and other entities, in the name of an ancient promise, on the authority of a higher inscrutable will.”

As the “regulars” will attest, our conversations are lively, and we are not a “closed club.” Newcomers are always warmly welcomed, as together we discover anew the power of the Bible.

 

 

 

 

 

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