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Oral Law Seminar

Annual Adult Education Course 5776:
Jewish Conceptions of the Afterlife
Or Zarua congregants generally are avid learners, eager to grapple with traditional and modern texts, from the Torah to the Talmud and beyond, that form the religious and intellectual bedrock of Judaism. Some congregants are also eager to share their learning with fellow members.
For more than a decade now at Or Zarua, congregant Marc Ashley has taught an annual adult education course on several Sunday mornings between Pesach and Shavuot. During this spring period leading up to the yearly commemoration of the revelation of the Torah at Mount Sinai, the perfect time for contemplation and introspection regarding our religious beliefs and practices, Ashley's course has covered a variety of core theological, legal and historical issues. With a recurring focus on the origins and authority of the Torah she'be'al peh (the Oral Law in Judaism), we have examined wide-ranging issues including the ideological foundations of denominational differences, parameters of Jewish pluralism, reasons for the commandments, sources of authentic Jewish knowledge, subjective dynamics of halakhic decision-making, and seminal historiography of Yosef Yerushalmi.
This year's course - which will meet at 10:00 am in the Library on the four Sundays May 1, 15, 22 and June 5 - will examine Jewish conceptions of the afterlife.
No prior knowledge of any kind is required for these annual adult education courses. Please join us for stimulating discussions of crucial issues in Jewish life, as together we help sustain and nourish a community of learners and learning at Or Zarua.
2016 Sessions - Audio Recordings:
May   1, 2016
May   15, 2016
May   22, 2016
June 5, 2016 - upcoming...
IMPORTANT CLASSES AND UPCOMING EVENTS:
• Weekly Talmud Class with Rabbi Bolton - The Passover Seder in the Talmud: Wednesdays at 7:30 - 9:00 pm
• Weekly Siddur Class with Rabbi Bolton: Thursdays from 8:40 - 9:40 am, in the Library following minyan.
• Lag b'Omer - Havdallah, Music, and Zohar Study: Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 9:00 pm af
• Annual Meeting: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 8:00 pm / Dinner on the roof at 6:30 pm
• Tikkun Leyl Shavu'ot - Our Meaningful Megillot: Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 8:30 pm after 8:00 pm Ma'ariv
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May 21 - 27, 2017
Morning Minyan:
Weekdays at 7:15 am
Musaf days at 7:00 am
Shabbat at 9:00 am
Sundays at 8:45 am
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April 11 - May 29, 2017
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SHABBAT:
FRIDAY, May 26, 2017
Candlelighting 7:59 pm
Minhah and
Kabbalat Shabbat 6:30 pm
SATURDAY, May 27, 2017
Shaharit at 9:00 am
This week's Torah reading:
Parashat BeMidbar
   Numbers 1:1 - 4:20
This week's Haftarah:
Hosea 2:1 - 2:22
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