Thinking Like a Rabbi - Tradition and Innovation Intertwined

posted Oct 7, 2015, 4:15 PM by Larry Finkelstein   [ updated Jul 14, 2017, 9:02 PM ]

Led by Rabbi Julie Greenberg  

Judaism has been a rabbinic tradition for so long, we forget that the rabbis were a specific kind of leader that was different from the Jewish priests of an earlier era and different from both contemporary and ancient prophets. What is a rabbinic mind? Through an exploration of early Talmudic texts, we will explore the nature of the rabbinic decision-making process, mindset and structure of authority. We will use texts in Hebrew and in English translation; no pre-requisites needed. All are welcome to one or more session but ideally the sessions will work as a set with cumulative learning.

People who register early will be offered material to help prepare in advance for these sessions. 

All sessions will be held at the William Penn House, Community Room, 1919 Chestnut Street, 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM

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