The Case of the Empty Tefillin: Lo Titgodedu in Action
To be delivered at GGS after Minchah, Shabbat Shuvah 5776
Exploring Rabbinic Authority: Eruv Tavshilin and the Forgetful Congregant
To be delivered at GGS after Minchah, Shabbat HaGadol 5775
From the LSJS website:
What does it mean to believe in God and what happens when someone has ‘doubts’?
How central is faith to Jewish practice?
Learn how Jewish law, thought and tradition approaches this issue.
Session 1: Introducing the Jewish God
From the GGS Website
One of the most destructive pandemics in history, the Black Death raged in mid-14th-century Europe, killing close to half of its population. In many places, sometimes encouraged by church leaders, Jews were blamed for spreading the disease, resulting in widespread persecution and the destruction of hundreds of Jewish communities.
In this presentation, Rabbi Belovski will examine the social and political context of these attacks, explore the role of Pope Clement VI, who tried to prevent them and consider their ramifications for European Jewry.